Stephanie and I are eagerly excited to come to Bethel! We are looking forward to a terrific weekend with you, exploring American history through music and dance.
A bit about me:
I was born and raised in Anchorage where I've taught for 11 of my 14 years in the classroom. (My other 3 years were in Seattle.) My current teaching assignment is Birchwood ABC - we have 40% military families and a strong emphasis on core curriculum and citizenship. When I'm not teaching music to elementary-age students, I love to travel, read and be with my family. My favorite era of history is the 20th Century - the musical/societal connections are terrific!
With our class time so limited, let's get to know each other via our ning, at first. Please introduce yourself to me and your classmates. What is your favorite era of history? Also, could you include what drew to you teach in a rural area and a challenge or two that you face in your current teaching assignment. (No guarantees we can solve those challenges, but it might be helpful to have lots of folks brainstorming and sharing ideas.)
Thanks so much!
See you soon!