Shani Funkhouser

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Miss Funkhouser

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Hello! My name is Shani Funkhouser. I have been teaching for the past 11 years in Yakima County. I graduated from Central Washington University in 2006 with my BA in Elementary Education, and then in 2011 I graduated with my MA in Reading from Walden University. 

I started teaching in the Highland School District in 2014 at MWC Elementary and then moved to TIS in January of 2016 to teach 6th grade ELA/SS. We use "Wonders" as our reading/writing curriculum and the three Social Studies units we cover are: "Civil Rights", "JA Biz Town", and "Children of the Dust Bowl".

 I have four of my own children; James Ryder and Emmett Thor attend MWC and my older two Kolby Donavyn and Kailee Skye attend WVHS. 

Teaching is my passion, I love connecting with students and parents alike and encourage communication between us all. Please feel free to call, e-mail, or drop in to our classroom whenever you have a question, comment, suggestion or just want to know what's going on in Miss Funkhouser's class.