Aloha! My name is Michelle Poteki and this will be my 7th year teaching 3rd grade. 3rd grade is the best! I am originally from California. I love my family, the ocean, being outdoors, and trying hard things! I have been married for two years and just had a baby girl in April. I am a teacher because students are rock stars! Every day I get to step foot in a classroom where mistakes are encouraged, fun happens daily and learning and growing occur hand in hand! Not to mention, I get to interact with awesome 8 and 9-year-olds - no other job can compare!