I grew up in the valley and after attending CWU and teaching in the Tacoma area for a couple of years, I was anxious to move back. I have now been teaching in the Eastmont School District for over 15 years. I have two boys who keep me busy and we love being outside! I got involved with Small Miracles because so many of my students were in need of good, healthy food, especially over the summer. This program not only provides a lunch for the kids, but adults who care and a connection to their community. I am also involved with the Eastmont Summer Library program, and it has been great to partner with Small Miracles to get kids reading and eating over the summer. The kids in this valley are amazing, and I feel so blessed to spend my summer with them.