Katie Goodman

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!  I am so excited to begin working with your children! 



Dear Parents,

Today is a very exciting day!  It’s the first day of Kindergarten for your child.  I am so happy and excited to be your child’s teacher and I’d love to introduce myself.   My name is Katie Goodman and I am coming back to Middleton for my seventh year.  Before that I took seven years off to be home with my children.  I have a 17 year old daughter named Kayla who is entering her senior year and I have a 14 year old son named Jeff who is entering 9th grade. Both my kids attend Southridge High School in Beaverton.   I also have a wonderful husband named Rob and four kitties named Abbey, Squiggles, Howie, and Henry.

Before I took some time off to be home with my children, I taught in Palo Alto, California.  I taught first and second grade and did several summer school programs with Kindergartners for a little over seven years.  We moved to Portland in 2001 when my husband took a job here.  We love Oregon!  I am so excited to teach and to be working at such an amazing school!

I love teaching Kindergarten!  I know what a special year this is for you and your child and my goal is to make it as fun and as enriching as possible.  I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you and developing a relationship with you and your child.  I am excited about having classroom volunteers and welcome all the helpers who want to be a part of our classroom.  Look for more information to come on volunteering shortly. 

I will be writing newsletters every other week and working with my Kindergarten colleagues to develop curriculum that is exciting and engaging.  Look for more information to come on what we are going to be doing in class!  Please let me know if you have any concerns and special information you would like me to know about your child.  Kindergarten is a big transition for these little ones and I want to make it as smooth and comfortable as possible.

 

I look forward to a great year and I can’t wait to get started!

 

Katie Goodman