I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a native Texan. I grew up in Huntsville, Texas and attended Sam Houston State University. After graduating from college I worked in the Health and Wellness field. I have lived in Houston, California, and Washington state. About a decade into my career, I had the desire to make more of a difference. This is when I made the bold leap to start my career as an educator. I went back to school and earned my teaching certificate. I began my teaching in Huntsville, Texas where I taught Third Grade. I worked at the same school there for two years.
In 2015, I moved from Huntsville to Washington state and taught Fourth Grade for a year and decided, I missed all the sunshine here in Texas and moved home! I joined the Wildkat family this year and look forward to an awesome year!
My husband and I have a daughter named Kylie who just turned Two! We have two furry dogs named CC Mamas and Jessie Girl.
In closing, it is important to me that you know I work very hard to provide your child with a safe, comfortable, and inviting classroom. I teach the kids that we are a family and we treat each other the way we would like to be treated. I also challenge the kids and have high, but reasonable expectations because I believe each and every child can succeed and meet those expectations.
I am so happy to have your child in my class and I look forward to partnering with you to help your child have the best school year possible.
Good Afternoon Parents,
Next week, on Monday and Tuesday, your child will be taking a PRACTICE STAAR test (we call it a Benchmark).
Monday will be Math
Tuesday will be Reading.
I simply wanted to make you aware so that your kiddo could get a good night's sleep on Sunday and Monday nights and feel prepared and calm. My philosophy is to make them feel as confident and comfortable as possible.
Also, please have them dress in comfy clothing. I also recommend having them bring a sweatshirt or jacket (something they can put on and remove easily) in the event they get cold.
Finally, we will provide a snack and a water bottle for them to enjoy during the test. Your child is welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks as long as they are as follows:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.