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.
  • Her parents have two spunky Siamese cats, Ellie and Zoe (both are very mischievous!).
  • Miss Hamachek's sister owns the cutest pup named Penny. Penny was rescued from a shelter in Texas and loves to eat cheese and give kisses. 
  • Miss Hamachek grew up in Lake Oswego.
  • 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 always cheers on the Timbers! 
  • She spends time wake boarding and paddle boarding. 
  • Miss Hamachek loves traveling! This upcoming summer, Miss Hamachek is traveling to England and South Africa. She also will spend a week white water rafting down the Salmon River. You'll find items and photos from her adventures all around the classroom.

  • Next year will be Miss Hamachek's sixth year teaching. She has taught fifth grade for four years at Middleton.  
  • Previously, she taught third grade at Edy Ridge. She moved with 120 students from Edy Ridge to Middleton.
  • During her masters program, Miss Hamachek had a year long internship in fifth grade in West Linn and also spent time in a kindergarten classroom.
  • While earning her English Speakers of Other Languages 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. During this time she co-taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and a K-5th intervention program.

      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.