This week we have the pleasure of getting to know one of Tualatin Valley Academy's Third Grade teachers, Mrs. Halversen!
TVA has been blessed to have Mrs. Halversen teaching at our school since 2003. She is one of our two Third Grade teachers this year, and she brings 25 years of teaching experience to her classroom. With her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, her Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, and her Reading Specialist endorsement from Portland State University, she is a valuable resource for students and colleagues alike at TVA.
Mrs. Halversen enjoys the kids, families and people she works with. Every year she looks forward to her new group of students, saying "Every group of kids is different. I'm always excited to get to know each child and see where the year takes us."
When asked why she became a teacher, she said:
"Kids are fun and I wanted to do something that made a difference in the world."
And make a difference, she has! From superhero Christmas plays to a creative reading buddy program, she is teaching kids to learn in fun new ways!
Fun Facts About Mrs. Halversen:
Bucket list item: Visit Antarctica
Least favorite food: Cauliflower
Who I most want to meet: Jesus
Proudest accomplishment: My children
Snack of choice: Mixed nuts
Quality I most admire about others: People who are generous with their time
What inspires me: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
As a kid, I wanted to be this when I grew up: A princess at Disneyland
3 words to describe myself: Caring, Cautious, Empathetic
If I could be any literary character, I would be: Nancy Drew. Her life was always filled with mystery and adventure (and she drove a cool car!).
In my free time, I like to: Read
Favorite place I've ever travelled: Italy
My at bat song would be: The theme to Sesame Street
If calories didn't count I would drink: Burgerville milkshakes - raspberry and pumpkin are the best!
I've never: Pumped my own gas
Favorite color: Navy blue