Hello, my name is Kim Gillingham and welcome to my webpage. Echo Lake is where I started teaching in 2000 and I love this school community! I've taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Echo Lake with 3rd grade being my home for the past 7 years. 3rd grade is such a fun age and I love it!
I grew up in Port Angeles, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Growing up, my parents instilled in me a love of learning and a love of the outdoors. The University of Washington drew me to Seattle where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and met my husband, Matt. I later earned my Masters in Teaching from City University.
Outside the classroom, you'll find me surrounded by family and friends. I love hiking, camping, waterskiing, snowshoeing, snow skiing, and biking. My family shares my love of the outdoors too. My husband, Matt and my two boys, Luke (9th grade) and Cole (7th grade) are very important to me. I also love escaping into a good book, taking photos, making cards, gardening, and yoga.
Bringing new experiences to my boys and sharing in their learning are my most prized moments. I hope I can bring out your child’s enthusiasm for learning this year too.