The Basics: My name iKK Hamer. This is my first year teaching at Middleton Elementary. I have an adorable beagle/basset hound named Betty Draper, I love hiking, and enjoy trying new restaurants in Portland. 

My Roots: Originally from the South East, I was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. My mother was a music teacher and my father a business owner. I lived in Florida until my freshman year of high school,my family moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia. Believe it or not, there are islands off the coast of Georgia. In 2013, I headed west to Oregon. I absolutely love living out here and enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest!

My Education: I have a B.S. in Business Marketing from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After several years in the retail industry, I decided to pursue my passion for working with children by becoming an educator. I obtained a Masters of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University in Newberg, OR. I absolutely love being in a learning environment with children, it is an honor to be a part of such an important part of child’s life. 

 

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