Meet Mrs. Gaines:
I grew up in Griffith, Indiana with my parents and brother. After graduating from high school, I attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. A few years later, I obtained my Master's degree in Elementary Education after graduating from Indiana University Northwest.
This is my first year of teaching 1st grade, after seven years of teaching third grade, two years of teaching fourth grade, and five years at the fifth grade level. I am excited to see what these 1st graders have in store for me! Each year brings a new class, as well as new adventures!
Crown Point is now where my husband, children, and I reside. It is such a joy and blessing to be a mother! I am loving every single minute of it!!! We also have a Boxer, named Bentley, a Yellow Lab, named Jake, at home who also keep us busy!
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going for walks, watching the Cubs (can we do it AGAIN this year?!?!?!), Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, listening to music, going to concerts, and reading.