Salutations! I am so excited to be joining the Haynes family! This will be my first year as a Mustang, but my 10th year teaching fabulous 4th graders. I have a Master’s Degree in Education and two teaching credentials.
I love what I do; teaching is my passion! Very few people can say that about their job. I get to hear jokes, laugh, try experiments, get messy, and be around a wonderful group of children every year. I especially love the, “Oh, I get it now!” moment.
My favorite subject to teach is science! I am a big proponent of teaching STEAM to children; and strive to teach lessons that include hands-on experimentation, that incorporates inquiry and design-based learning, and pushes children to think critically about the world around them in a profound way.
I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I hope to instill this same love of learning in my students. My daily reminder to my students is to read every day, and to never stop learning! The mind’s capacity for information is limitless, and the best part of all is that you get to keep everything you learn!
When I’m not in the classroom, or looking up Pinterest ideas for my classroom, I enjoy reading leisurely, archery (traditional longbow and recurve), traveling to new destinations, hiking, and discovering new coffee shops with friends.
I am delighted to be teaching alongside Mrs. Richard, and I’m looking forward to a new and exciting school year!