name is Steve Goliff. I live with my wife of 18 years, Emma, my daughter Valerie,
14, and son Kenny, 11. Emma teaches a first grade class this year in Kent, WA.
loves school, singing and dancing, and writing short stories. This year, she will be in ninth grade at Kentridge
High School in Kent. She is excited about the challenges of high school. She is also a new member of
the Allegro Precision Dance Company in Kent. The team will perform at a variety of events and competitions across the
seventh grade at Meeker Jr. High this fall. He is
looking forward to trying out for the football team this summer. He enjoys Hunger Games, Minecraft, archery, swimming,
origami, and Greek and Roman history.
This summer we were lucky enough to be able to take a three week trip to Europe!
We spent time in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria; Venice and Rome, Italy; and Athens and Olympia, Greece.
It was a great trip where I was able to see where my maternal grandparents grew
up and married. We also saw 2,000 year old ruins in Italy and Greece. Kenny and Valerie were very excited to see
some of the temples built for the Greek gods, especially Zeus and Poseidon!
This is my eighth year teaching fourth grade at Lea Hill after four years in third grade. Prior to
that, I taught for five years in Los Angeles, CA, in second and third grades. I worked as a substitute teacher
for four years in grades Kindergarten through six.
In May 2005, I completed my
Masters Degree in Education, with a focus on Integrating Technology in the Classroom.
Our class is lucky enough to have six student computers. We will
have a schedule that allows each student about 40 minutes of computer time in the class each week. Once a week, we will spend 45 minutes in the computer lab learning and practicing using computer programs. We will practice using the Internet, Microsoft Word, and Power Point. We will also work on opening and closing programs and saving documents.
Throughout the classroom
website are numerous links to websites that our students can access from any Internet connection. They are all sites for students to explore that are related to topics of study in class. It is updated occasionally throughout the school year, so keep checking back to see what's new.
I look forward to a successful school
year for everyone! Be sure to come by the class when you have a chance!