Welcome to 6th grade at Prairie Mountain. I’d love for you to know a bit about me. This is my 33nd year of teaching. I graduated from the University of Washington, but living in Eugene for more than 20 years now has made me an avid Duck fan.
I’ve taught 2nd-8th grade and am totally honest when I say that 6th grade is my absolute favorite. I love teaching math, but a secret about me is that I wasn’t a great math student when in school. I stuck it out, however, didn’t give up, and feel now I have many tricks and techniques to share with students to help them in the areas I struggled with. I love teaching science, too, and feel extra successful when students leave my classes committed to being good environmental stewards.
In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and our two daughters, although that isn’t as easy anymore. Our youngest is starting her sophomore year at Oregon State University and our oldest graduated from the UO and is living and working in San Diego. They aren’t as close to home as I’d like, but I am beyond proud of the successful young women they are becoming. I am a huge sports fan… going all the UO Football and Women Basketball games. Both my daughters played soccer and basketball, so I am a recovering “soccer mom.” I also love to hike, camp, garden and of course, I love to READ!!!.
I invite parents and families to visit, email or call. Parent volunteers are needed throughout the year for field trips and class activities. Schools are always a better place when we have a diversity of adults working together in the best interest of our students. I look forward to seeing you soon!