|The Magical Minds||
A Personal History
Ms. M in third grade
I spent my childhood on Vashon Island, near Seattle, Washington. After graduating at the top of my class from Charles Wright Academy, my family moved to Lutsk, Ukraine where we spent nine months working, learning, eating and adventuring.
In the Spring of 1998, I returned to the States as a student at Whitman College where I took classes in Art History, German Language and Philosophy. In 2002, I graduated magna cum laude from Whitman College and moved to Madison, WI where I worked as an Administrative Assistant at Omega School, helping students of all ages prepare for the GED.
In January of 2005, while visiting my parents in Tallinn, Estonia, I worked as a substitute teacher at the International School of Estonia.
In August of 2005 I returned to Seattle and worked as a counselor/teacher at the Boys and Girls Club. Excited by my work with school-aged children, I chose to pursue a career in teaching, and in July of 2008 I completed the Masters in Teaching Program at Seattle University.
I returned to Tallinn, Estonia in the Fall of 2009 to join the International School of Estonia’s superb staff as a third grade teacher. There I enjoyed working with the Primary Years Program, applying structured inquiry to promote the intellectual and emotional development of compassionate, internationally minded students.
In the Fall of 2011, I joined the Alta Vista School team as a second grade teacher where I enjoy learning and playing with this growing community of inquirers and makers.
Ms. M's Interests