My name is Mrs. Dirk and I am going to be one of your second grade teachers this year! I have lived in the Tri-Cities all of my life and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in elementary education and a reading endorsement. The 2017-2018 school year will be my eleventh year teaching at Vista Elementary. I am married and have a four year old son, Collin, who keeps me very busy! In my spare time I enjoy going on walks with my family, traveling to new places, and watching movies. I love the color blue, anything chocolate, and my favorite children’s chapter book is Gooney Bird Green. My goal as a teacher is to provide a positive learning environment where my students feel safe, are willing to work hard, and are excited to come to school each day! I believe parents play a very important role in their child’s education, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that may come up along the way. I look forward to the school year ahead and can’t wait to get started!