I am very excited to teach Kindergarten this year! In 1983, I received my bachelor's degree from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University) with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood. In 1999, I received my master's degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University.I've been teaching since 1983. I taught 1st and 2nd grade for 20 years in Chester, MT. After moving to Washington state in 2003, I substitute taught for 4 years in the North Thurston School District. After that I taught 2nd grade at Mill Pond Elementary in Yelm for 9 years. Now I'm back at North Thurston teaching full-day Kindergarten.