I am happy to be part of the Hopkins staff and love being a third grade teacher. I attended Hopkins, Meece and graduated from Somerset High School, so I have been here for most of my life and I am proud to be a Briar Jumper! I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and did my graduate work at both EKU and University of Wisconsin.
I started teaching Art here at Hopkins. While in Wisconsin, I was a Reading Specialist and worked with Gifted and Talented classes. I taught 5th grade at Memorial and kindergarten, 3rd and 4th here at Hopkins. When asked what my favorite grade is to teach, it's always the grade I am teaching because I love what I do. Helping children learn and grow into the best person they can be, is a wonderful job.
I am married to Mike Tarter and we have 2 children, Andy and Ellie. I am a dog person and have 3, Buddy, Bandit and Bailey. In my free time, which there doesn't seem to be a lot of, I like to garden, love to do artsy projects, hang out with my family and of course, cheer on the Jumpers.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year. Below is some classroom information that may be helpful.
24 count crayons, scissors,2 glue sticks, 2 packages of 10 #2 pencils, 2 pkgs. Wide rule notebook paper, 3 spiral notebooks-wide rule, 4 solid color folders with pockets, school box, 1 container of disinfecting wipes, 3 boxes of tissues, 1 box Ziploc baggies-quart size(boys), gallon size(girls)
1. Be Kind
2. Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself.
3. Listen when your teacher is talking
4. Come to class ready to learn!
Friday Folders-Please check your child's purple folder each week on Friday for our weekly newsletter, school communications, daily work and tests.
Snacks- If you would like to send a snack for our class, please remember food allergies-no nuts of any kind! A small snack between Math and Reading has really helped keep my students alert. If you can help with sending snack occasionally that would be great.