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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.
A little bit about Mrs. Myers…
I am a Washington native. I attended Sammamish High School and Central Washington University (go Wildcats) with a degree 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?
Volunteer work has been a very important part of my life and the catalyst to my career change. I started with Special Olympics at 12 and went on to support Childhaven (then, a drug-affected infant program), Natural Helpers for year supporting juvenile offenders under the age of 18. I have also dedicated time supporting causes that support animals.
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 cannot imagine doing anything else. I love what I do!
I completed my teaching credentials while student teaching at Snoqualmie Elementary, and then began 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.
When I am not at school…
I am married to Mark and mother to Meg and Lindsy. One daughter graduated from college last year (officially adulting) and the other graduates this year. 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, play soccer, hike, travel, bake, and spend time with friends and family! In life, as in teaching, I am always up for an adventure J