This is my third year working at Traut. I started out my teaching career in Jersey City, New Jersey after graduating from Iowa State University. After teaching in New Jersey for two years, I moved to Seattle, Washington, where I spent four years teaching. I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of grade levels, including kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, and ELL.
It is an honor to be a part of such a strong community, whose focus truly is on the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of their students and the partnerships that are made amongst staff, students, and families.
When I am not teaching I enjoy spending my time traveling, reading, hiking, camping, and relaxing with my husband and our two cats.
There are just too many to name! I have loved the Harry Potter series since I was young. Authors I enjoy reading with my students include Roald Dahl, Mo Willems, and Ezra Jack Keats. As an adult, I enjoy most genres, but have a hard time putting down suspenseful/mystery books or a good beach read.
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, and ELL