Meet Mrs. Decker
I have been blessed to teach elementary education for 29 years... where has the time gone?! I am currently teaching what I consider to be the "best grade ever!" (Now I am talking like my 5 year olds- ,"the best kids ever"!) I received my undergraduate degree in New York at Adelphi University. I followed up with my graduate studies at Pacific Oaks College, a teachers' college in Pasadena, CA. My focus was on Early Childhood and Anti-Bias Curriculum. Teaching TK at Hamlin, where we are extremely diverse, is therefore my dream job!
I love that each year is a new adventure, with new opportunities to embrace the challenges to help my students reach their social-emotional and academic potential. The best part of teaching TK is that I get to watch my kids grow for six more years here at Hamlin.
When I'm not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband and our 15-year old daughter...as well as our two Maltipoos, Remmie and Marlow...and feeding my fish, Finley. When I enjoy quiet time I race my bicycle through our community. You've probably seen me fly by!