I have the pleasure of being your child’s third-grade teacher this year! I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Governors University. I began teaching for Oak Harbor Public Schools in 2017 and have taught kindergarten, and 3rd grade. While all grades are special, third grade is one of my favorites. This is the year that we get to learn exciting things like cursive and multiplication. Kids come into third grade excited to learn and tackle these new education adventures with an excitement that is refreshing.
My family and I have lived in Oak Harbor since 2006. My husband, Tim, and I have two sons: Kieren and Ayden, who attend Oak Harbor Public Schools. The boys are both "alumni" of Hillcrest; Kieren is a senior this year and Ayden is an incoming 7th grader at NWMS.
While this year is anything but typical, I am very excited to be able to have in-person classes this year in our hybrid model. I look forward to getting to know all my students and families this year. I firmly believe that developing a strong, positive relationship with students and their families is one of the most important components in a child’s educational success. I encourage families to be actively involved in their child’s learning. As a parent, I understand the importance of family time and I am cognizant and respectful of how difficult it can be to juggle all the activities and homework a school-age child may have. I also believe that when learning is important to the parent, it is also important to the child. It is my goal to make this year both a personal and academic success for your student. I understand that the online portion of school may be challenging for some. Please know that I am here to help and support you. Do not hesitate to call or email me with questions or concerns you may have.
I am looking forward to working with each of you this year.
Shayla N. Schofield, M.A.T.