I am a native Seattleite, who graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education (gr. K-8). I later received my Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Washington. I have taught grades 1-3 both in Boston, Massachusetts (private school) and in a public elementary school in Monroe, Washington. I am passionate about helping children navigate through life both educationally and emotionally, and found great satisfaction in working in Social Services for 11 years in an organization that provided mentors for children from single parent homes. While I was raising my children I began tutoring Reading part time in public schools, and found I absolutely love working with emerging readers in small groups or one-to-one . It is extremely satisfying helping a child become a strong reader, as it influences their success in every subject area. I try to instill a love for books in my students, while using humor and positive encouragement. I strongly believe that children need support at home, both by being read to and reading to their family members. During this period of online education, due to Covid, I would like to help students maintain and improve their level of Reading skills.
Undergraduate Degree: Seattle Pacific University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: University of Washington - Master of Social Work, Social Work
I most enjoy time spent with my family and friends, walking, talking, traveling and eating. My interests include playing tennis, reading, volunteering, walking my labrador retriever "Daisy", paddle-boarding (sometimes with Daisy onboard), watching movies, sewing and gardening.