Welcome to our class website.  I'm excited to be teaching fourth grade this year!

All about me...  I have been teaching 4th and 5th grade at Horizon since the school opened. I am married and we have a son attending Central Washington University. Our daughter has graduated from CWU and now teaches high school ASL (American Sign Language).  Sports and family rule our lives.  We are either at baseball, volleyball, soccer, boating, or on the golf course.  I love to read and scrapbook. 

Feel free to contact me: My phone number is 253.373.2638 or email





 Your child is expected to read at least 30 minutes 4 or more times per week and practice multiplication facts for at least 15 minutes 4 times per week. It is very important that your child knows and can quickly recall multiplication facts as we apply them to figure out so many things in math.  Your child will usually have two pages of math homework per night. If there is some kind of conflict or the work is too challenging I will understand if a child's homework is incomplete I will be understanding. If your child does not seem to be making the effort to complete homework I will contact home.  


 Standards Based Grading
The following analogy may help you to understand scores of 4,3,2,and 1


Child races                         bicycles 
Exceeds state standard
Child rides                  independently
Meets state standard
Child rides with                  training wheelstraining_wheels.gif
Approaching state standard

Child rides on bike with a parent

Below state standard