1992-2001 Longfellow Kindergarten and First Grade
2001-2012 West Elementary First and Second Grades
2012-2022 Chief Joseph Elementary First Grade
So many funny things have been said and done over the years. Kids are really funny, especially the little ones. They call it like they see it. They don't realize how funny they are, but I'm laughting out loud or to myself all day on most days.
Teaching has taught me so many life lessons. The ones that stick out: It's the little things that mean so much; Change is inevitable. Good, bad or otherwise, it's guaranteed; Boundariues are absolutely necessary to be happy in both our personal and professional lives.
THESE THINGS MAKE ME PROUD
I am most proud of the academic skills, good work habits and positive citizenship skills I have instilled in the hundreds of students I've taught over the last 30 years. It has always been my hope that those skills serve them well as they continue on through their school years, and as they go on to be productive and contributing members of society.
I will miss my colleagues, students and families. The relationships with people are what makes this profession challenging but great all at the same time.
I'm going to do whatever I want to do, when I want to do it. I'm looking forward to the options having time will bring.
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