I am a 28 year veteran teacher from Ocean Park, Washington. I earned a National Board Certificate in 2007 in Reading â Language Arts Early and Middle Childhood. I've taught kindergarten, first, second and third grades. For nine years I taught a 1-2-3 blend and loved it. I am now teaching a straight second. I've served on Literacy Leadership Committees at a district and state level. Teaching is my passion and I learn so much from my students. Everyday is a new opportunity to teach and to learn.