I have been teaching for 23 years. 21 of those years have been spent at Irving. I have been teaching 4th grade students for 19 years. I decided I wanted to be a teacher when I was a 5th grade student at Irving myself. It was always my dream to come back and teach at Irving, so some dreams do come true! I went through the Bethel School system as a student, and then graduated from Western Oregon State College. My own children also went through the Bethel school system. My son Geoff is now a senior at Pacific University in Forest Grove, and my daughter Gracie is starting her freshman year at Lane Community College. I love Bethel and the family atmosphere that it is so well known for.