Students will need a backpack big enough to carry their lunch, folders, and library books. Also send a big tissue box for our class to share. Thanks!
Hi, I’m Mrs. Stratte, and I teach first and second grades at YACS. I have taught here for eight years and am looking forward to the next exciting school year!
I grew up in Tennessee, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and I love learning about new cultures and places. My dad was a pastor, which is why I was lucky enough to live in other countries. I moved to Washington when I married my husband, who is from Spokane area, and I love the snow and mountains!
I graduated from Southern Adventist University in 2009 with a B.S. in Liberal Arts Education and finished my masters in 2016 at Walla Walla University with an M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction, a fancy way of saying I’ve been learning more about how to teach reading, one of my favorite subjects. I especially love learning about God and how much He loves us, and I want to share Him with my students.
While I love traveling and learning about new places, I enjoy lots of other fun things, too! I enjoy spending time in nature and have picked up a few new activities since moving to Yakima: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing (still trying to master that one), and hiking. (I’ve climbed Mt. Adams twice!) I collect money and stamps from around the world which is a great way to learn about other places. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, but I also love playing games and making yummy food.
That’s enough about me! I hope that I’ll be able to see you here sometime soon–YACS is a great school with wonderful teachers and, most importantly, an awesome God at the center of all we do.
May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and your family!
Mrs. Tiffany Stratte