Ms. Stacie Latimer

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Ms. Stacie Latimer

BIOGRAPHY:

This school year (2014-2015) marks my 19th year at Marvista. (!) I have taught third grade for the last seven years and prior to these years, taught both special ed. (3 years) and 6

th grade (9 years) while here. I have also taught 5th grade as well as one memorable year at 7th and 8th grade. I’ve coached "Odyssey of the Mind", volleyball, and taken middle school students to Europe. It is a rich and rewarding life when one is able to watch potential and adventure unfold alongside young people.

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent a childhood moving around the western U.S. (and even Chicago), before graduating from Pacific Lutheran University and building my life here in the Northwest. I left teaching after my first five years to purse nonprofit work but stumbled into a radio position, ending up being on the air as a traffic reporter/foil to disc jockeys for six years. In addition to that experience, I traveled to Romania in 1991 to volunteer in orphanages for three months. Life-changing, as you’d guess. I returned from Romania to work for a local international adoption/child welfare organization (WACAP) for nearly two years before admitting what I’ve always known; my greatest joy is to be found in teaching.

My own children are in 7

th and 12th grades, and many families at Marvista took our adoption journey (both Kala and Liam are from India) alongside us.

I value the community that is Marvista; families committed to their children’s education and well-being, staff with open minds and dedication to each and every child, and through all this, an optimism and infectious sense of joy and discovery.

BIOGRAPHY:

This school year (2014-2015) marks my 19th year at Marvista. (!) I have taught third grade for the last seven years and prior to these years, taught both special ed. (3 years) and 6
th grade (9 years) while here. I have also taught 5th grade as well as one memorable year at 7th and 8th grade. I’ve coached "Odyssey of the Mind", volleyball, and taken middle school students to Europe. It is a rich and rewarding life when one is able to watch potential and adventure unfold alongside young people.

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent a childhood moving around the western U.S. (and even Chicago), before graduating from Pacific Lutheran University and building my life here in the Northwest. I left teaching after my first five years to purse nonprofit work but stumbled into a radio position, ending up being on the air as a traffic reporter/foil to disc joc

BIOGRAPHY:

This school year (2014-2015) marks my 19th year at Marvista. (!) I have taught third grade for the last seven years and prior to these years, taught both special ed. (3 years) and 6
th grade (9 years) while here. I have also taught 5th grade as well as one memorable year at 7th and 8th grade. I’ve coached "Odyssey of the Mind", volleyball, and taken middle school students to Europe. It is a rich and rewarding life when one is able to watch potential and adventure unfold alongside young people.

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent a childhood moving around the western U.S. (and even Chicago), before graduating from Pacific Lutheran University and building my life here in the Northwest. I left teaching after my first five years to purse nonprofit work but stumbled into a radio position, ending up being on the air as a traffic reporter/foil to disc jockeys for six years. In addition to that experience, I traveled to Romania in 1991 to volunteer in orphanages for three months. Life-changing, as you’d guess. I returned from Romania to work for a local international adoption/child welfare organization (WACAP) for nearly two years before admitting what I’ve always known; my greatest joy is to be found in teaching.

My own children are in 7
th and 12th grades, and many families at Marvista took our adoption journey (both Kala and Liam are from India) alongside us.

I value the community that is Marvista; families committed to their children’s education and well-being, staff with open minds and dedication to each and every child, and through all this, an optimism and infectious sense of joy and discovery. keys for six years. In addition to that experience, I traveled to Romania in 1991 to volunteer in orphanages for three months. Life-changing, as you’d guess. I returned from Romania to work for a local international adoption/child welfare organization (WACAP) for nearly two years before admitting what I’ve always known; my greatest joy is to be found in teaching.

My own children are in 7
th and 12th grades, and many families at Marvista took our adoption journey (both Kala and Liam are from India) alongside us.

I value the community that is Marvista; families committed to their children’s education and well-being, staff with open minds and dedication to each and every child, and through all this, an optimism and infectious sense of joy and discovery.