• Krista Barrett
      2nd Grade

      Krista Barrett

      2nd Grade

      I have the BEST job in the world – teaching my wonderful second graders!  I work hard to build a positive relationship with each of my students.  My students feel safe and respected in a caring learning environment. It is the best feeling when my former students come baack to visit and tell me second grade was their favorite year.

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        Heritage University, Washington State University
      • Degree:
        M.A. Professional Certification/Professional Development, B.A. Elementary Education
      • My Hobbies:
        Painting, crafting, Seahawks, shopping, driving my Pink VW Beetle, spending time with my family and friends, listening to music
    • Susanne Diaz
      2nd Grade

      Susanne Diaz

      2nd Grade

      Since I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to be a teacher.  I am so happy that I get to live out my dreams, and teach 2nd grade!  I believe that every child has a gift, and that some open their gifts later than others.  It is my goal to help children realize their potential, and open their gift.

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        Walden University, Central Washington University
      • Degree:
        M.A. Professional Certification/Professional Development, B.A. Elementary Education
      • My Hobbies:
        Spending time with my three children, and coaching my daughter’s basketball team.
    • Jessica Gibbs
      2nd Grade

      Jessica Gibbs

      2nd Grade

      My name is Jessica Gibbs and I am new to Marcus Whitman this year.  This is my 7th year of teaching and I am looking forward to a year full of academic and social growth while having fun!  My favorite part about teaching is helping my students to realize they are capable and support them to build confidence as learners.  I couldn’t be more excited to be a Mighty Marcus Mustang!

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        Whitworth University
      • Degree:
        M.A. Elementary Education (focus on ELL)
        B.A. Elementary Education, minors in Reading, Math and Special Education
      • My Hobbies:
        Spending time with my family, listening to music, reading, baking and swimming.
    • Cristina Hutchinson
      2nd Grade

      Cristina Hutchinson

      2nd Grade

      Teaching has been my career choice since I was a kid. I love my job and I work with the most amazing students and faculty. I truly believe each and every child. I create a positive safe learning environment so that each child feels respected and valued. I love my job and consider it an extreme privilege to come and work with so many amazing students each day!

      Personal Info:
      • College:
        YVCC, Heritage University
      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • My Hobbies:
        Playing volleyball and basketball, spending time with my family and of course watching Seahawks football! Go Hawks!