My name is Whitney Francis and I am thrilled to be teaching kindergarten for Luckiamute Valley Charter School!
I have been in the teaching field for over 20 years, graduating from George Fox University with my BS in Elementary Ed. Most recently I worked for Central School district as a kindergarten teacher for two years. I have taught grades K, 1, 5, and 6 throughout the state of Oregon.
When offered the job at LVCS, I was on cloud nine to say the least . What could be better than teaching at a school where children come first, families are fully vested in the community, and a setting where enrichment and hands-on learning await children the minute they step onto the property?
My husband Ron and I will be celebrating 21 years of marriage this August. He works for the Oregon Dept. of Transportation as a Wetland/Soil Scientist. We have three amazing children, 20, 15 & 10.
With my position at LVCS, I feel as if I have been offered a chance to come home to all that I remember as a child growing up and attending a small school setting in The Dalles, OR. When not teaching I enjoy; reading, camping, hiking, gardening, taking care of our menagerie of animals, tennis, dance and anything that has me moving and outside! I look forward to this year as an amazing experience, and am pleased an honored to be working with your children.