I teach second grade in a community just outside Seattle. This will be my eleventh year teaching and my eleventh year at this school. The school is federally designated as Title I. It serves a linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse body of students. It is a wonderful place to teach.
Originally from Michigan, I followed the trail west. I have two children, the oldest is entering Kindergarden. I’ve played soccer most of my life and I am still active in the sport. My summer involves tending to a garden, raising chickens, and catching a Sounders match whenever possible.
I always thought I’d work my way into the policy side of education but I find too much joy in the classroom. Writing on this blog allows me to combine my life in the classroom and my interest in policy. I am grateful for the opportunity to lend my voice to the vibrant dialogue of the Stories from School community.
Charles "Rob" Duerr