After a month-long process that started at the Job Fair in April, we filled our final classroom position for the 2014-15 school year. After two interviews, two observations (Corvallis, Edy Ridge), and a very thorough selection process, Katie Wilson was hired to teach third grade in Room 26.
Katie is an Oregon State Beaver who is wrapping up her teaching experience at Mt. View Elementary in the Corvallis School District in a 3/4 classroom. Her preparation also included working in first grade at Mt. View, as well as in a Head Start program in Corvallis. Mt. View is a 1:1 integrated technology school with iPads and SmartBoards. Her inclusion philosophy, understanding of students with disabilities, and passion for teaching comes from her younger sister who has Down Syndrome. Katie is very excited to be a part of the Edy Ridge staff.