Maria Segoviano is our home grown Molalla all-star. After graduating from Molalla High School, Maria started working for the school district as a Migrant Recruiter, Translator, Summer School Assistant, and as our MES Attendance Secretary. Last year, she completed her student teaching at Molalla Elementary in kindergarten and in Grade 3 before graduating from Portland State University. We are very lucky to have such an experienced new teacher at MES.
"Although I have been part of this MES family for quite some time now and have developed meaningful relationships among co-workers, families and students, I cannot wait to transition into the position of an educator and bring with me all that I’ve learned into the classroom. I am eager to develop deeper relationships and invest both in the parents and students to better shape and have a greater impact in the learning of “our” children. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for me as their teacher because I know without a doubt I will witness creative minds unveil, amazing personalities shine through and loving hearts touch mine."
A pesar de que he sido parte de esta familia de MES, durante bastante tiempo y he desarrollado relaciones significativas entre mis compañeros de trabajo, familias y estudiantes, me emociona de ahora poder hacer maestra y traer conmigo todo lo que he aprendido a mi salón de clase. Me va dar mucho gusto poder comunicar con mis estudiantes en otro idioma y compartir experiencias similares que creara relaciones mas profundas.
Lauren Murphy is our new Learning Specialist. She has a decade of teaching experience across all grade levels, Pre-K to 12th. She is originally from Michigan and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education at Western Michigan University. Ms. Murphy ran an Upper Elementary Grade Autism Program, taught a High School Vocational Program, and taught Fourth Grade during her eight years which she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Murphy earned a Masters in Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders at Touro University in Vallejo, CA. During summers, Ms. Murphy has spent time teaching or volunteering in other countries including Uganda and Guatemala. A few years ago, Ms. Murphy moved to Oregon. She taught at the Nike World Headquarters as an Early Childhood Education Teacher for three years in the Pre-K program. As much she loves to teach, she loves to learn. As a life-long learner, Ms. Murphy is currently in her second year of working toward a PhD in Global Education.
“I’m so excited to join the Molalla Elementary team! The amazing MES staff have been so welcoming. I can’t wait to meet all of the families and become part of this wonderful community. I hope to bring my skills, knowledge, global perspective and innovation to help build and strengthen our family and school connections to promote success for every student! Molalla has such a great reputation and I am truly honored to be here!”