Fourth Grade

Michelle Mohr

mmohr@sjsissaquah.org

I was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska.  I attended the University of Puget Sound for my BA and City University for my MA in Teaching. This is my fifth year teaching fourth grade at St. Joseph School. I have two dauchshunds and I enjoy reading and travel. I am fulfilled being a teacher because I love working with the children and seeing them learn and grow.  I also am inspired by working with fantasic teachers and the opportunities to learning new things all the time.

I love fourth grade because of all the amazing growth the students make and the student’s fun and creative personalities. Fourth grade is a fantastic year of change at St. Joseph. Students come to the Snoqualmie campus from Issaquah and begin to explore a new “world” with the 4th-8th grade students and staff. One specific subject I love to share with 4th graders is studying about Washington all year. We explore the history of The Evergreen State, the geography, the economy, and all about our local and state governments. In the spring, we go on a fun trip to Olympia to see our state capital and tour the Capital Building and WA Supreme Court. One of my favorite things about 9-10 year olds is when the students read Harry Potter books. I love to see their excitement about reading and share the experience of the books through their eyes. I love 4th grade because the students are so curious and are becoming independent learners. I am so blessed to be a part of the lives of so many children over the years and to experience the joy of their growth.

Jessica Saddler

jsaddler@sjsissaquah.org

My name is Jessica Saddler and I am a 4th grade teacher at St. Joseph School. I was born in Southern California but moved to Washington when I was seven years old, where I've been living on the Eastside ever since. Since I was in middle school I knew I was called to be a teacher. I'm filled with a sense of purpose when I can help a child achieve his or her very best. In 2011, I graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Teaching English as a Second Language. The following year I spent as a substitute in the Issaquah School District and at schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle. I have also had many years volunteering in classrooms across different grade levels. In 2012 I was blessed to be able to join the St. Joseph staff as the 4th grade instructional assistant, the 4th grade LARS aid, and as a member of the extended care team. In 2013, I became a full time 4th grade teacher. I am so grateful to be a part of such a supportive school that has such a wonderful community. I look forward to working with the incoming 4th graders to develop their knowledge and skills and encourage their faith to blossom even further. I currently live in Snoqualmie with my husband, son, daughter, and cat. For fun I love to go to Sounders games (we are season ticket holders), bake, read, draw, and spend time with family. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me at jsaddler@sjsissaquah.org or use the forum on the home page of this site to send a message to me. 2017-2018 is going to be an exciting and memorable year and I look forward to getting to know each family more throughout the school year!