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Second Grade Teacher
Hello and welcome to second grade. I am so very excited to be your child's teacher this year! This is my 18th year as a teacher, my 12th at Green Valley. I have been teaching fourth grade these past 11 years and enjoyed it very much, but I was ready for a change. I have worked with second graders previously as a math and reading pull-out teacher. I cannot wait to spend this year getting to know my students and working with them to build on their strengths as well as meet their needs. It is my greatest hope that they become excited about learning and taking risks and make tremendous gains in their abilities and confidence.
I am originally from Maine where I received a Bachelors of Education at the University of Maine. After marrying my husband, I moved to a suburb of Boston where I taught third grade until the Air Force sent us to Germany. There, I went back to school and earned a Masters in Education through the University of Oklahoma. My husband and I started a family. We have a daughter who is a senior at Steele and a son who is a freshman there as well. It wasn't until we ended up in Texas (which I have grown to love deeply) that I returned to teaching and was so blessed to land a position at Green Valley, without a doubt the best school I have ever worked at!
When I'm not spending time with my wonderful family or doing school work I enjoy working out, experimenting with healthy cooking and reading.
I am looking forward to a fabulous year with my second grade family!