Reading: Avah Hausserman; Jose Gutierrez Rocha; Trayton Nelson; Ke’ala Erece; Anthony Herrera; Sarah Greenly; Lauren Kysar; Penny Gregory;
Math: Sophia Harris; Mathew young; Tabor Demyan; Daxton Cronin; Hudson Meder;
Writing: Zelda Fitzgerald; Raina Bueno; Santiago Chavez Hernandez; Kaitlyn McElroy;
Social Studies: Braydon McGowan;
P.E.: Gracelyn Dykstra; Torion Woodruff
Respectful: Boston Dennick;
Responsible: Abigail Arias Acosta; Pascuala Mejia- Canastuj; Porter Thomas;
Cooperate: Brian Davis; Emma Shaver; Jaylen Jordan-Jones;
Kindness: Ostara Smith; Braelyn Brown; Blake Kruse; Abigail Larsen; Jacob Wolfe;
Striving for Excellence: Harper Newton; Alivia Disbrow;
How long have you been teaching? I started in schools at Barnes Elementary as an Intervention Specialist. I worked 8 years in middle school as a school counselor, 5 years in elementary and about 4 years in high school as a drug/alcohol interventionist.
What are your hobbies? My hobbies include second hand/antique shopping, gardening and walking my white German shepherd
What are you looking forward for this school year? I am looking forward to working with an awesome team!
We’re proud of our educators and are taking this opportunity to introduce you to two of them, in their own words. They have different interests but share a passion for preparing Longview students for successful futures!
This is a supplement to the Longview Public Schools annual report. Both Gail Wells and Sam Kell are featured in the printed version of the annual report.
Gail Wells, math teacher, Monticello Middle School.
Gail Wells believes everyone can do math. She works the room and uses technology to gauge how much each student understands, even those who never raise their hands.
Where did you grow up and go to school? I was born in North Dakota and grew up in Federal Way, Washington. I was in the first graduating class at Thomas Jefferson High School in Auburn and went to Western Washington University for a degree in home economics.
How did you get from home economics to math? My passion was food and nutrition, but math is completely entrenched in home economics—measuring food, finance, sewing …
Why do people think math is so hard? Society doesn’t allow people not to be “readers,” but for some reason it’s OK to not be […]
- She has been teaching for 28 years
- Her hobbies: she loves to garden, read, go to the beach, and just be with my two kids.
- What is she looking forward for this school year? I am looking forward to conferences because I love getting to know each child’s family better. I’m also looking forward to seeing these first grade learners turn into second graders!