Teaching Goals: 
  • For each child to have a passion for learning.
  • For each child to learn the power of kindness and gratitude.
  • For each child to feel challenged, loved, valued, and talented.



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  • She has two sisters, Katie and Natalie.
  • Miss Hamachek grew up in Lake Oswego.
  • Her parents have an old lab, Rosie, and two spunky Siamese cats, Ellie and Zoe (both are very mischievous!).
  • As a child, Miss Hamachek was a struggling reader. After many years of hard work, reading finally "clicked" and she now is a vivacious reader.
  • As a child she was obsessed with bats and the book, Stellaluna.








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      Free Time
  • Miss Hamachek lives downtown Portland and loves to walk around the city. She goes to the PSU farmers market every weekend and loves to cheer on the Timbers! 
  • Miss Hamachek enjoys trying out new (simple) recipes!
  • She spends time wake boarding and paddle boarding. 
  • She loves traveling! This summer she traveled to Canada, NYC, and Minnesota. Last summer she traveled around Europe with her sisters. 


      Teaching
  • This year will be Miss Hamachek's second year teaching fifth grade at Middleton! Previously she taught third grade at Edy Ridge. 2016-2017 will be her third year teaching in Sherwood.
  • During her masters program, Miss Hamachek had a year long internship in a fifth grade in West Linn and also spent time in a kindergarten classroom.
  • While earning her ESOL endorsement at Lewis and Clark, Miss Hamachek interned in a bilingual middle school.
  • While at U of O, she interned in multiple Title I schools and a Japanese immersion school. She interned in 1st grade, 2nd grade, and a K-5th intervention program.



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      Going to School
  • Miss Hamachek is a proud Oregon Duck!!
  • Miss Hamachek is also a Lewis and Clark Pioneer (but LC's colors are orange and black...).
  • Her dad is a Beaver, her mom is a Duck, her older sister is a Logger, and her younger sister is a Horned Frog.