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    Name:  Elisabeth O'Connell
    Room: P-111
    Grade Level: 5th Grade (Math)
    Phone Number: (360) 709-7100
    Email: elisabeth.oconnell@tumwater.k12.wa.us
    All About ME:
         My name is Miss O'Connell and I am looking forward to another wonderful year here at Michael T. Simmons! This year the fifth grade will be adopting a Middle School model, where each of the four teachers will teach a specific subject. Students will transition to different classrooms to learn Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science. This year I will be teaching Math, and couldn't be more excited!
         I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Washington State University (GO COUGS), and then received a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Integrating the Arts from Lesley University. This is my tenth year teaching and I couldn't imagine doing anything else! I love teaching and cannot wait for a successful 2018-2019 school year.
         When I am not in the classroom, you can find me outside exploring the PNW with my new puppy Josie, hanging out in my backyard reading a good book, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, or spending quality time with friends and family.