I have been involved with Traut Core Knowledge for many years. I started as a substitute teacher when the school was first started and named Washington Core Knowledge. My children then attended Traut Core Knowledge and I was a parent partner involved in the classroom and on the curriculum committee. I then returned as a small group instructor with the intervention department. I moved from that position to teaching first grade.
What I like about Traut is...:
the Core Knowledge Curriculum, the character qualities and the parent partners. I also like the community that is created by the wonderful staff, parents and students!
Hobbies & Interests include...:
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, biking, and bowling. In the summer I enjoy boating around Horsetooth Lake.
My favorite books and authors are...:
I like reading books by Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett, Roland Dahl and Bill Peet.
"It takes a whole village to raise a child." -African Proverb This quote fits perfectly with Traut's partnership pillar. I know as a parent there are many times that I needed the village to help me with my children.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
About My Classroom:
In my class the students may choose to sit on a ball, chair or stool. I believe that movement helps keep our brain sharp and ready to learn. I also do not believe that I have a class of 25 students but 25 individuals in the room that make up a group.