Trudy Mower-Kindergarten Teacher
Hi! I am Trudy Mower. I was born and raised in Auburn, Washington, and am now proud to call Shoreline my home. I have been teaching children in public schools for ten years in the Seattle school district. I have my BA in education, and my MA in administration through Western Washington University. I love teaching, because I get such energy from the children. It's fun to be creative and problem solve, learn new things in different and unique ways. I especially love teaching children how to name their emotions and build emotional intelligence. It's such rewarding work. I can't wait to start at North City!
When I am not teaching children, I take bike rides, practice yoga, sing, and write songs on my guitar, play with my nieces and nephews, and get out into nature as much as possible. I am also a proud mama of two kitties who endlessly entertain my partner and I.
This summer I have been on several road trips. My cousins live in Portland, and I got to meet my cousin's brand new baby. I spent several days in a silent meditation retreat in the Willamette Valley. I rode bikes around the North Cascades, took a tour of Bainbridge Island, and hiked to the top of a waterfall. Reading is a big passion of mine. I read yoga books, books about how to grow my teaching practice, and many genres of fiction. I just finished one about the Northwest Coastal Natives, and fell in love with the culture. I am so inspired!
I look forward to meeting your child. I believe kindergarten is an important year to support a child's blooming imagination, to guide them in making and keeping friends, as well as setting the stage to become impassioned lifelong learners. My goal is to introduce your child to public school in a loving, heart-based way with high standards of how we treat each other and regard education. I can't wait to read with your child, teach math, social studies and art. Sing songs, make up dances, and play imagination games. It is my pleasure to teach at North City Elementary this year!