Hillcrest Middle School
6th grade ENRICH!
August 23. 2012
My name is Katrina Latham. I have been teaching for 25 years. I am about to
begin my seventh year of teaching ENRICH! on the Hillcrest campus.
My family and I moved from Central Oregon to Santa Rosa six
years ago. We will always have great memories of Oregon but are delighted to
be living in the amazing Sonoma County area. I am thrilled to be teaching in
the Gravenstein School District again this year! I absolutely fell
in love with Sebastopol from the first time we drove through it when getting
to know the area.
Previous to teaching in the Gravenstein district, I taught 13 years
in Oregon and previous to that I taught 5 years
in Albany which is in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. I am Nationally
Board Certified and have a Master's
degree in Technology In Education. The amazing part for me is that the more I
learn the more I want to continue learning.
Teaching is the best job in the world because I get to be immersed in an
environment that supports a quest for knowledge and a love of learning. I am
a life-long learner and I foster that trait in my students!
My husband and I have four kids. Karissa is
21 Jesse is 22, Cody is 23, and Jordan is 25. We have a dog named
Peter and a cat named Jasper. As a family we like to sail, fish, camp, hike,
play games,ride motorcycles, watch occasional movies, use computer
technology and, of course, read!
I look forward to working with you all as we team up for a fabulous school
The mission for my class is to create an environment of mutual respect and
active learning. Through a balanced schedule that allows for independent
learning as well as cooperative group learning, the students in this class
gain and maintain a lifelong love of learning!