Welcome to 5th Grade
(aka Ms. Josi or Ms. J)
am: 281-641-1850 (Ms. Adams)
pm: 281-641-1849 (Mrs. Bonnett)
I will be co-teaching with Ms. Adams and Mrs. Bonnett for the 2022-2023 school year
Hello, Oaks Family! I will be co-teaching this year with the Amazing Ms. Adams and the Brilliant Mrs. Bonnett. I am so excited to be here and I am even more excited about the possibilities this new school year brings. Oh - and you and your student(s) may call me Ms. J or Ms. Josi.
I am from a small town in Alaska, where I have spent the past 24 years teaching. I have taught in a one-room schoolhouse that was tribally owned and operated. I was the Education Director for that tribe for several years, as well. I also have several years' experience in Title I schools. I love working with "outside the box" learners, so I have done my best to find positions that will allow me to help them be successful, while also enabling me to grow professionally.
I have three children, all of whom were on 504 Plans to accommodate their learning differences. My oldest is an Iraq war vet who currently lives with his family (including my amazing grandchildren!) in the Atascocita area. My other two are still in Alaska, one working as a project manager for a large builder and commercial real estate company, and the youngest will be graduating high school this year.
In addition to my family, I enjoy fishing and berry gathering, learning about new cultures, playing the piano, teaching music, my pets, and supporting my community whenever possible. I was born in the Philippines and hold dual citizenship with the United States, even though I am not Filipino. I have lived in Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, and Alaska. I have also visited every state west of the Mississippi, and a couple in the eastern U.S. I believe my love of learning helps me as a teacher to inspire others to learn, especially those who may have grown frustrated with the process. I earned a BA in Elementary Education and a masters in Education Leadership.
Again, I am looking forward to this year and all its possibilities!