Welcome to Third Grade

Welcome to our class!  I am so excited to learn and grow with you this year. I hope you are having a great summer.  I can’t wait to meet you!
Let me tell you a little about myself.  I love to be outside hiking, camping and gardening. My favorite thing to do is hang out with my family and friends.  I have a husband named Dave, a daughter named Jordyn and a black cocker spaniel named Wyatt. I earned my BS at Metro State in Early Childhood Education and attended University of Phoenix where I earned my masters in Curriculum and Instruction. This will be my 17th year teaching and 5th year at Gold Rush. I have taught ECE, 1st grade, 2nd grade and I love teaching 3rd grade!!
I am looking forward to getting to know each of you. Teaching is my passion and I believe that each year brings new adventures and challenges. This year will be a special year for your child and I am blessed to be a part of it.  I am convinced that it takes a village to raise a child and that the cooperation between teacher and parent is imperative for a successful education.
Love, 
Mrs. Shepperd