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Michelle Poteki | Third Grade

Aloha! My name is Michelle Poteki, and this will be my 8th year teaching 3rd grade. 3rd grade is the absolute best! I am originally from California. I grew up in a small coastal town in the redwoods. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in English as a Second Language from BYU-Hawaii. After graduating, I took a leap of faith and accepted a teaching job in Utah and have never looked back. I love my family, the ocean, being outdoors, and trying hard things! When I am not at school, you can find me spending time with my husband and our daughter.

I am a teacher because students are rock stars! Every day I get to step foot in my 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!