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Ms. Gourd

I am beyond excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I enjoy seeing how much my students grow and learn by the end of the year. My mission is to develop a love of learning in my students and foster their sense of curiosity. I believe that all children can succeed and it is my job to provide an equitable learning experience for them. I want them to have a sense of pride and do their personal best each and everyday. They will become more independent, responsible, and make new friends! 

This will be my third year teaching kindergarten at King Elementary School. Previously, I have taught kindergarten for about 6 years and 1st and 2nd grade for 1 year in California and Maryland. Besides teaching, my passion is traveling. This past year, I visited Mexico City and the previous summer, I went on an Alaskan cruise with my family. My goal is to travel to another country every year for the rest of my life! I also love spending time with family and friends.