Friday, April 25, 2014

                 Mrs. Housken, Mrs. Blakey, Miss Morgan


Meet the Teachers 

Mrs. Housken

Hi, I am Kristine Housken.  I have been a part of the Washington Charter School family for almost five years now!  As you will learn, we are a very close knit team that prides ourselves on collaboration.  It has definitely been a labor of love creating our “new and improved” kindergarten program! Teaching kindergarten has become a love of mine, as I am truly amazed by the growth students achieve in one year!  Our students are absolutely one of a kind, as is our incredibly supportive parent base. 

Before Washington Charter, I taught 2nd grade and kindergarten at Roosevelt Elementary in Indio, CA.  I grew up in Del Mar, CA and moved to the desert after college.  I received my B.A. and my credential at Cal Poly Pomona.  I recently earned my administrative credential and my Masters in Education Administration from Cal State San Bernardino.

My husband and I just celebrated our one year anniversary this summer!  A few things I enjoy are reading, playing with my two dogs Caddy and Penny, coffee, doing DIY projects around the house and spending quality time with family and friends.

Mrs. Blakey

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!  I am so excited to have your child in my class this year! 

For those of you who do not know me, this is my seventh year teaching here at WCS.  I am originally from West Salem, Wisconsin (Go Pack Go)!  I moved to California in 1997 and earned my undergraduate, bachelor's and master's degrees from Chapman University. 

I am married and have two children of my own; Isaiah, who is a freshman at Shadow Hills High School, and Savannah, who is a fourth grader here at WCS.

I absolutely love being a part of Washington Charter School and welcome each and every one of you to this very special family.

I am looking forward to watching your child grow academically, as well as socially and emotionally.  We are going to have a fantastic year!  

Miss Morgan

Hi, I am Julia Morgan. This will be my 4th year teaching at Washington Charter and my 8th year teaching in Desert Sands Unified School District.  I grew up in northern California in the Bay Area (GO NINERS!!).  I received my bachelors degree at Chico State, my teaching credential at Cal State East Bay, and a GATE certificate at UC Riverside. 

I moved down to the desert after I got my teaching credential in 2006. I have taught kindergarten at Truman and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. I live with my fiance in La Quinta, along with our two dogs and cat. In my free time, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, playing with our dogs Jordan and Lollie, and spending quality time with my friends and family. I am SOO excited for another exciting year at Washington Charter!!