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 team. I moved from that position to teaching first grade.
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!
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, biking, and bowling. I also enjoy taking new classes and learning new things.
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
I have flexible seating in my room. Students may choose to sit on a ball, chair or stool. I believe that a little movement while sitting, helps the brain be ready to learn. I have 25 individuals in my room and it is my job to teach each of those little people.
I teach general education classes. My favorites are reading, math, science and social studies.