Welcome to Olson! I am very excited to be your child's 5th grade teacher. My husband Ray and I just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary this summer and have lived in Allen for 30 years. This will be my 16th year of teaching. Previously, I spent several years at home with my 3 amazing children Joshua, Carah, and Mikaela. My husband and I are also the proud grandparents of Sadie and Sutton.
Before returning to teaching full time, I worked part time as a contracted tutor for Allen ISD with students in grades 3rd through 6th. I've taught at Olson since 2009 when it first opened. For seven years, I taught 4th grade Reading, Writing, and SS. After that, I taught 3rd grade for 2 years. During the past 2 years I taught 6th grade World Cultures/ELA. I'm excited to be teaching 5th Grade ELA and SS - which is US History. Throughout my lifetime, I've been lucky enough to travel to at least 30 different states out of our wonderful 50 United States. Last summer we traveled to Glacier National Park, Montana where we hiked 40 miles in 3 days. My family and I love to travel to new places and look forward to the many new adventures that await us.
During the past few summers, I attended several Professional Development Courses regarding the "Implementation of Technology Into The Classroom in the 21st Century." I've been busy learning many new skills having to do with learning at home this summer. We are all going to be learning so much more this year in regards to technology.
Since we will all be doing at home learning for the first 3 weeks and some of us continuing on with that type of classroom learning throughout the year, we will be using many engaging tools that will be used to enhance our year of learning . Our main platform for delivery of lessons will be in Google Classroom, so make sure your child logs into the Allen ISD Portal each morning by 8:00AM in order to get to their Google Classroom and Google accounts. Google Meets links will be found in each of your child's Google Classroom by subject.
Please contact me through my school email if you ever have any questions. I look forward to partnering with you to build upon your child's continued success in school.