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Welcome to Mrs. Blake's classroom webpage! I am so excited to have your child in my Language Arts and Social Studies classroom this year. It is hard to believe, but I have been teaching for 22 years. In those 22 years, I have been so fortunate to always be teaching fifth grade Language Arts. I graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science, and then furthered my education at Xavier University by receiving a Masters of Educational Administration. I taught four years in the Oak Hills School District in Cincinnati, seven years in the Olentangy district, and this is my twelfth year at New Albany.
In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Pete and my three kids, Will (14), Miles (13), and Claire (11). They keep me pretty busy! I have a few favorites like mint chocolate chip ice cream, warm weather, anything Starbucks, and the colors yellow and pink. I also love reading!!! Going on trips, going to sporting events, and just hanging out at home with my family, are some of my favorite things to do. I love Notre Dame (my husband went there) and the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds. My family are also huge fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Between watching professional sports and also watching my kids play lacrosse, soccer, football, golf, hockey, volleyball, and cross country, we are pretty busy.
I'm so glad that you are going to be a part of my classroom this year. Fifth grade is such a fun year, and I'm so fortunate to get to spend this year with your child. Please feel free to email, call, or write a note in whenever you have any questions for concerns. Looking forward to an amazing 2023 - 2024 school year!