Grade 5

Meet Our Educators
    • Basma Fouad
      5th Grade Teacher

      Basma Fouad

      5th Grade Teacher

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      I am very excited for the upcoming school year. In my classroom I hope to create an environment that will engage students and motivate them to learn, and also help each child understand their value and potential. I look forward to helping students learn new things and discover the giant world around us.

      Personal Info:
      • Degree:
        B.A. Psychology,
        M.A. Teaching
      • Alma Mater:
        Eastern Washington University,
        Heritage University
      • Hobbies:
        Playing/listening to music, reading, traveling, and spending time with family
    • Amanda Gustafson
      5th Grade Teacher

      Amanda Gustafson

      5th Grade Teacher

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      Learning is a lifelong journey, and I am honored each year to be able to teach and learn alongside my students. I want to help my students grow in knowledge of themselves, build perseverance, learn about the world, their own interests, and their classmates. I also want my students to grow in those areas outside of their comfort zones, constantly stretch themselves, and be brave enough to persist in the face of challenge or even failure. We are all on this journey together and I love to help my students build teamwork with, and respect of their classmates as we celebrate the differences and uniqueness in each of us and utilize those differences to build a strong classroom culture where all can succeed.

      “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” –Henry Ford

      Personal Info:
      • Degree:
        M.A. Gifted and Talented Education
        B.A. Art History
      • Alma Mater:
        Whitworth University
        University of California at Davis
      • Hobbies:
        I love spending time with my family, going to movies, watching baseball (go Dust Devils!), traveling and knitting.
    • Casey Rucker
      5th Grade Teacher

      Casey Rucker

      5th Grade Teacher

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      I am daily inspired by students “getting it”! I love watching students set goals and work hard to achieve them. The best feeling is a student impressing themselves by their personal or our whole class accomplishments!

      Personal Info:
      • Degree:
        B.A. Elementary Education
      • Alma Mater:
        Concordia University
      • Hobbies:
        Painting, Yoga, Traveling, Board Games, Scuba Diving