Greetings to Families of Team Joy,
I'm looking forward to working with your 4th and 5th grade child this year. Please note I'm in the building Monday through Friday from 7:50am until about 5:00pm. Do not hesitate to call me with any questions or concerns. To reach me you can email me at school, at home, call the school 503.916.6363 x 78113 or call my cell 503.329.3456.
A little about me: I grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University where I graduated with a business degree. I spent several years working in hi-tech and during that time got my Masters in Education from Seattle University. In 1994 I moved to Portland. I spent several years at home raising my sons who are now 18 and 20 years old. The 18 year old is freshman at the University of Oregon studying Polictical Science. My 20 year old is a junior at Portlandt State University and he is an art major. I started my teaching career at Marysville and have taught technology, 4th grade and 5th grade. I absolutly love teaching and consider myself lucky to have this career and to work with these kids. When not teaching I love to travel, meet new people, read, watch movies and hang with my friends.
Visit my Portaportal site by clicking here. The log-in is 321. You'll find me under Teachers. I have links to a variety of educational games and activities.
I also have a class Facebook page where I update my Marysville Team Joy families on all we are doing in room 113. If you'd like to join this closed group (only viewable by this year's families) please email me and I'll send you an invite.
Here is to a fabulous new school year!
2017-2018 Photos and Videos
2017-2018 Videos and Photos
November Nature Field Trip
Team Joy Learns Bike Safety with The Street Trust - September 2017
Meet Team Joy! - September 2017
2016-17 Videos and Photos
Our service project this year recognized the volunteers, clients and staff at Lents Meals on Wheels.
A team of students created (researched, wrote, acted, filmed -- the works!) a video on the 14th Amendment for a film competition. Enjoy!
Our final project in our Earth, Moon, Stars unit -- sharing 'ancient' stories about what happens to the sun when we don't see it in the sky.
We had such a great time at JA BizTown. Here is a short video highlighting our visit. (February 2017)
A special something to share with you all. We were so inspired by this book by Faith Ringgold we decided to make a short movie of it. Enjoy. We Came to America read by Team Joy December 2016.
Creekside Wetlands - Part 2! We visited again, this time with Ecology in the Classroom. We planted native plants and took a nature hike. A good time was had by all!
Our field trip to Tryon Creek State Park with Eco in the Classroom made the news! Watch us on this Grant's Getaways segment.
2 Field Trips in 1 Week!
Bike Safety - What fun!
Meet Team Joy 2016-17!
Videos from 2015-2016
Enjoy your summer! I miss you guys already!
Team Joy's 2016 Service Project
Team Joy's original production for the spring music concert!
Congratulations to Evan, Vani, Tuan, My and Dana. Their submission on the Miranda Rights won 1st Place in the 2016 PDX Youthfilm Project.
Two field trips in two weeks. Because that is just how Team Joy rolls.