This is my 19th year teaching at Fruitland Elementary (12 years in 2nd grade and 7 in Kindergarten). I graduated from the University of Idaho…Go Vandals!
My husband and I have 3 kids, and we enjoy camping and watching our kids activities.
I am a 1999 graduate of Weiser High School and a 2004 graduate of Boise State University. I am married and we have 3 daughters. This is my 13th year of teaching at Fruitland Elementary School. I taught special education in the resource room for my first 9 years and have spent the last 4 years teaching developmental preschool. I love my job!
This is my 10th year teaching Kindergarten at Fruitland Elementary. I graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 2006. I have 4 children ages 27, 25, 15 and 13. My husband also works for the district as the Bus Mechanic. I enjoy camping, reading, going to the mountains , and going to the Oregon Coast!
College: George Fox University
Taught Kindergarten at Fruitland since I graduated college.:)
Grew up: Family ranch in Eastern Oregon.
Favorite Color: Blue and yellow.
Favorites: Family, friends, baking, cooking, growing flowers, horses, baby calves, Diet Pepsi, sunsets, Fall, my students and teams I’ve had over the years.
Head Volleyball Coach FHS
Head Track Coach FHS
Kindergarten :Amy Mahler
I love eye-catching earrings: pizzas, dice, sharks, tiny Harry Potter books…
I lived in Ecuador about 30 years ago (and try to keep up my Spanish).
I have a wonderful husband and 4 children.
I taught 2nd grade in Parma, many Reading Recovery students (one-on-one), and Home-PreK.
Jan 2017 will be my 8th group of K-Jumpstart students. What is“Kindergarten-Jumpstart?” This half-day class“Jump Starts” a student’s letter and number skills with FUN practice using movement, singing, and touch. Students attend either AM or PM, and go to a regular Kindergarten class the other half of the day. All kindergarteners are screened to determine who could benefit most from Jumpstart and could handle attending a full day. Each December, some students complete Jumpstart and more are selected for January-May class. Parents are required to practice counting/reading several times a week with their child.
Aide: Donna Bigler