• Michele Baum
      1st Grade

      Michele Baum

      1st Grade

      I have always loved working with children! I was so excited to change my career to teaching. As a teacher I want to motivate, inspire, encourage and support students by providing a safe, secure and loving environment to educate them socially, emotionally, and cognitively so they can build a foundation for life-long learning. I feel every child learns differently, but all children are able to learn!

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        University of Phoenix, Washington State University
      • Degree:
        M.A. Ed Elementary Education, B.A. Social Sciences Psychology & Sociology
      • My Hobbies:
        Hiking, running, reading, camping, boating, watching movies, and spending time with my family.
    • Shannon Case
      1st Grade

      Shannon Case

      1st Grade

      I am so glad to be part of this amazing school, Marcus Whitman Elementary. I am headed into my 10th year teaching and love every moment of it. After teaching fourth grade for quite a while, I decided to start my new adventure in first grade. Boy has it been fantastic! Our school is filled with a fantastic staff and students. I have had the pleasure to work on our STEM team this year and just love the vision our school has. Every mountain top is within reach if you only keep on climbing!!!

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        Washington State University
      • Degree:
        BA elementary education
      • My Hobbies:
        I love to be outdoors! Hiking, running, camping, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with my family are all at the top of my list.
    • Shawna Castleberry
      1st Grade

      Shawna Castleberry

      1st Grade

      My name is Mrs. Castleberry and I am fortunate enough to be teaching 1st grade here at Marcus Whitman Elementary.  Not only do I get to do a job that I love, I get to spend time with some really amazing people, both big and small.  Marcus Whitman is a great place to call my home, and the community of parents and students makes it all the more better.  It is my pleasure to be a part of each of my student’s educational journey.

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        Washington State University
      • Degree:
        Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
      • My Hobbies:
        Reading, traveling, biking, running, hiking, rock climbing, and camping.
    • Evan Newby
      1st Grade

      Evan Newby

      1st Grade

      I’d like to welcome you to the wonderful world of first grade! I am so excited to work with you and your children. Teaching is my passion and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher.  It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us!

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        WSU
      • Degree:
        BA-Elementary Education
      • My Hobbies:
        I enjoy cooking, reading, crafting, and playing with my 2 daughters.