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About Mrs. Myers
The important thing is not so much
that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
How I got here…
I was born and raised in Bellevue, WA and attended Sammamish High School through 1987. I went to CWU and graduated with a BA in Business Administration; emphasis in Accounting. This led me down and exciting “wall-streety” path with Deloitte and Touche, LLC. I traveled, met wonderful people, and learned a tremendous amount, very quickly. That path ended at a crossroads and I had to decide: Was I going to be an accountant (or related field) or was there something else?
After a lot of reflection, and soul-searching, I decided to pursue my Masters in Teaching at Heritage University. That was the beginning of my current adventure and I don’t see any crossroads in the future. I can’t wait to get to work each day! I love what I do and cannot see myself doing anything else!
I completed my teaching credentials, and started my career at Opstad Elementary in First Grade. The remaining years of my career have been at Fall City Elementary, teaching First Grade, Kindergarten, and Second Grade.
Why I teach…
There are many things about this profession I love but, at the core, it is about the people and the relationships. At the center of what I do is your child. Each one is unique as are the families they come from. My greatest joy is learning a student’s story and figuring out how to bring us all together to add to it!
When your child feels safe and connected, they will take risks. When they take risks, they accept challenges. When they accept challenges, they learn. I am very committed to these important connections and know the importance of communication. It is my goal as a teacher to celebrate together, work through challenges together, and support your child as a team. I feel blessed and challenged every day!
When I am not at school…
I am married to Mark and mother to Meg and Lindsy. My girls are both in college so Mark and I are adjusting to life at home with just our dog Nikki! When I am not teaching, or thinking about teaching, I love to run, hike, travel, bake, and spend time with friends and family!