Hello ! Welcome to

    Fifth Grade!

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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!
    I 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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    Classroom Expectations and Motivation


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    Radley Staff Handbook


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    Mrs. Senecal's Google Classroom


    Smarter Balance Practice 


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