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Ms. Di Pol
Phone: 541.386.2656 ext.12
My husband and I live in White Salmon with our two cats Holly & Fox. I enjoy gardening, hiking, swimming, painting and cooking with friends. Originally from CA, I met my husband while we were working as archaeologists for the BLM on the Grand Staircase Escalante in Southern Utah. We relocated to the Columbia Gorge 9 years ago and I began pursuing my masters in Education. The rest is history! I hold B.A. degree in Anthropology, a minor in Studio Art, a masters in K-8th Education and I am currently pursuing my English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teaching endorsement through OSU's graduate school.
In my classroom I make learning fun with interactive manipulatives, music, movement and standards-based content that keeps my students engaged. I encourage students to work in leveled learning groups at their own pace so they can fully understand concepts and material based on their learning level. I include curriculum-based activities that help students build important critical thinking and problem solving skills. I believe in educating the whole child.