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I am so glad that you are visiting my webpage! This website contains many important links to our class blog, our weekly newsletter, classroom events, and much more! I update this site on a WEEKLY basis and would like it to be a source of information and communication for my families! Please come by often and check it out for new information!This is my twelfth year teaching in the East Helena schools. I taught first grade at Eastgate Elementary for nine years and this will be my third year at the fifth grade level! I loved teaching first graders to read and become proficient in math. I moved to fifth for a new challenge and I absolutely love the personalities of fifth graders!BiographyI grew up in Granite County, Montana. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Montana in Missoula with a double major. I graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a bachelor's degree in elementary education.I began my career at the preschool level working with children with disabilities. Following graduation, I began working specifically with children with autism in their home environments using a type of applied behavioral analysis called Discrete Trial Training. However, my dream was to have my own classroom! I spent a year working in the Frenchtown Public Schools as a paraprofessional before taking a job in Great Falls as a fourth grade teacher.As much as I loved teaching fourth grade, life had more changes as my husband and I chose to relocate to Helena for permanent employment and to start our "real" life. I was happy to accept the teaching position here in the East Helena Public Schools and have been here ever since!Recently, I continued my education and my passion for psychology and education by obtaining my Masters of Science degree in educational psychology. I also completed and received my National Board Certification in literacy. These were both eye opening experiences and I am even more excited than ever to be a classroom teacher!I am married and have three children ages eighteen, fifteen, and ten that attend or have attended East Helena Public Schools! As a proud parent, I recognize how important it is that children receive the best education they can and I strive to bring that attitude to my classroom. If you ever have questions or concerns, my door is always open and I would love to hear your thoughts!
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