Bio: Sadie Gonzalez

Name: Sadie Gonzalez
Role: Grade 3 Homeroom
Credentials: B.S. in Elementary Education and a Minor in Spanish from Walla Walla University

Hello everyone!
            I am so blessed to be so close to family and friends and for having being given the honor of educating your 3rd graders this year! So following is me in a nutshell.
            I was born in Long Beach, CA but spent the majority of my life in the glorious PNW. I studied at Upper Columbia Academy and then wandered over to Walla Walla University for my B.S. in Elementary Education. My junior year I went to Spain to finish up my minor in Spanish and then spent the rest of the year on the tropical island of Palau where I taught kindergarten in the morning and high school choir in the afternoon.
            On that wee island is where my love for education increased and the following year I graduated and accepted my first teaching position over in Carson City, NV. The next year I was offered a 2nd/3rd grade position in Ukiah, CA and I learned how to incorporate DI strategies in all subject areas. I spent three beautiful years in Ukiah but felt a calling to be closer to my family in Washington and that’s how I ended up at PCA!
            In my “free” time I love to play the guitar, ukulele, and piano. I also thoroughly enjoy doodling in the park, going for a stroll in the mountains, going camping, and skiing in Canada. Gathering friends for a Friday evening of popcorn, smoothies, and vespers is also on the top of my list of things to do.
            Being a teacher is so rewarding to me because everyday I get to see the miracle of insight and learning through the eyes of my students. By the end of the year my students will have gained a better knowledge in mathematics, science, reading, etc. but I desire for something more. My goal is to plant a seed in them about Jesus and building a relationship with Him, and my prayer is that those seeds continue to grow far after they’ve finished 3rd grade!