I am Ms. Spilker! I am your student’s 4th grade teacher!
I have been teaching for 25 years (all 25 years have been in the Medical Lake School District). I have a degree in Elementary Education/Reading and a Masters in Literacy. I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, and Title 1 Reading and Math. This will be a different year than we are used to, but I know we will be able to work together to have a successful year! I want the best for your students and feel privileged to spend this year with them.
I have 2 children, My son, Scott, is married and lives in Seattle. He and his wife, Holly, have 3 amazing girls: Madison, Harper, and Henley. They are 6,4, and 1. They call me “Nama” and I LOVE being a grandma! My daughter, Shannon, works in a credit union and is doing amazing things. She and her best friend are starting a new chapter and are moving to Kansas. I’m super excited for her.
I have two dogs! They are dachshund mixes. Max is 6 years old and Winnie is 1. They keep me busy but bring so much joy!
I have many hobbies and interests. I love working in my gardens and yard. I enjoy crafting and “DIY” projects around my house. I like hiking, running, and walking. I like to walk my dogs when I can. I love going to Broadway shows and I like to spend time with friends when I can.
I am excited for this school year. I know we are all a little nervous, too, but am confident that we will be able to work together to create a fantastic 4th grade year for your student.