Subject/Grade Level: 7/8
Phone Number: 360.412.4740
I have been teaching middle school since 1992, when I graduated from St. Martin's University (as their Salutatorian) with my Education Degree. I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum Development and love that aspect of my current position. I also have four minor degrees in mathematics, social studies, history and elementary education. I have had the opportunity to teach math, reading, language arts, health and physical education - all at the middle school level. This has been a tremendous advantage working with students as I am aware of state expectations and curriculum from various subject areas. I have also had the opportunity to write state assessments and district level benchmark exams. This has greatly improved my understanding of how students are assessed and I use this knowledge to guide my curriculum. To round out my day I usually coach volleyball, basketball, soccer, and track after school.
I have advisory in the morning then blocked math classes until enrichment begins (5th and 6th period). Currently I am teaching a support math class for enrichment, but occasionally I also teach PE during enrichment hours.