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Mrs. Jimenez's Hideaway Island

Welcome Islanders to 1st grade!!!
My name is Meredith Jimenez and this 6th year teaching 1st grade.  Last year, my family and I moved to Parker from Navarre, FL with the US Air Force.  We traded the beach for the snow!
I was born and raised in Southern California where I earned my Bachelors degree in English in 2001.  I married the boy I sat next to in the 6th grade and have been lucky enough to support his career while living in Italy, New Jersey, Korea, Okinawa, Japan, Florida, and now Colorado.  My love for English led me to teaching conversation classes in Japan and ignited my passion for teaching.  In 2010, I earned my post-baccalaureate Professional Teaching license from the University of West Florida.  Along the way, we had 2 beautiful kids who attend STEM as well.  
In my spare time, I love browsing Pinterest and reading.  Home improvement/ remodeling is a another passion of mine.  We just bought a huge fixer upper in The Pinery!
My passion for teaching is driven by the desire to create and instill a love of lifelong learning in my classroom.  Our differences are celebrated as individual grains of sand that come together to make a larger island, the Hideway Island.