Hi! My name is Michele Vegas and I have been teaching elementary students since 1996. This is my fourth year teaching in the North Thurston School District. I received my Bachelor's in Education from Saint Martin's University in 1996, with a minor in Reading and Special Education, and completed my Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Heritage University in 2000. I love what I do and have been lucky to have the opportunity to teach grades Kinder through fourth . Second grade is by far my favorite and I'm thrilled to be spending this year with your child! I work hard to support my second graders by getting to know their individual needs and learning styles, and I do my best to meet the needs of each individual child. I also believe that a strong connection between school and families is an important part of student success and I welcome your feedback. Please contact me at anytime with your concerns or questions.