All About Me!
I have had my own classroom, now, for 6 years and have taught 2-5th! I am so excited to teach 5th grade this year and to have some returning students! I have an extensive background in Visual Arts along with degrees in Reading, Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. I studied at Pacific Lutheran University and completed my college education at Saint Martin’s University  (Go Saints)! 
I have two incredibly enthusiastic and beautiful girls; Emma (2.5) and Amelia (7)  . We have one very ornery cat named Raymond (old)  . I have lived in Washington since I was in elementary school and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! I love the rich diversity and culture. 
Now on to the fun stuff: I LOVE and when I say LOVE, I really mean LOVE my mom’s homemade mac and cheese ! Chocolate and Coffee   are very close seconds! Who am I kidding?? I can’t survive without coffee! My favorite color is red, but I really love orange too…and magenta, well lime green too (honestly I really love all colors)! I love most music  and never miss a chance to dance. I think sunsets are absolutely mesmerizing  . Oh! And I love to doodle (like seriously love to doodle-it’s good for your brain too)! I love to goof off and have fun and enjoy people who make me laugh. When I need to relax I enjoy painting and drinking coffee   cuddled up on the couch in my new house (EEK)! My favorite place in the entire world is the ocean ! Last summer I got to fly to the East Coast and see the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. We even saw dolphins !! This year I spent 8 days with no reception (crazy right?!) on the beach! It was amazing!
I think learning is one of the most amazing things in the world  and I try to learn as much as I can each day . Like did you know that gorillas burp when they are happy or that you are going to learn so much this year that your brain is going to be huge (okay, maybe it won’t literally grow in size BUT you will learn a whole lot of really cool things)? 
I am really excited to join your family as we continue to watch you succeed this year! You never lose. Either you win or you learn! I can’t wait to learn with you!

Ms. Duncan and her beautiful daughter, Amelia!   Ms. Duncan and her beautiful daughter, Emma!  Ms. Duncan with her daughters