Welcome to third grade!!!I am so excited for our upcoming year together.Teaching is my passion, and I think that third grade is the BEST!!!This is my 30th year teaching third grade, and my sixteenth year teaching at Opstad.
I grew up in Bellevue, Washington with 6 brothers and 3 sisters. My family is full of educators. Out of the ten children, four of us followed in our Dad’s footsteps to become teachers. Obviously, teaching is in our blood.
North Bend has been my home with my husband and three children for the last 22 years. My oldest son, Jeremy, lives in Issaquah and works as a professional mentor with elementary students in Seattle. Mackenzie, my daughter, just got married this summer. She is a Kindergarten teacher over at North Bend Elementary and her husband, Bryan, is a 6th grade teacher in Kent. My youngest is Jacob. He graduated from Mount Si last year and is going to Pacific Lutheran University this year to become a nurse. I love spending time with my family. We also have a fabulous cockapoo named Milo. Spending time with my family is so important to me. We love to do things together like play games, read books, watch good movies, camp, and take family vacations to places like Seaside, Oregon and Leavenworth.