My name is Elizabeth Mullen. I am a member of the 2 nd grade teaching team at Pacific Ridge Elementary. We are going to have a wonderful year full of lots of learning and fun. I am excited for the year ahead and all the adventures we will share. I have lived at the Oregon Coast since 2009 and my husband and I love the Pacific Northwest. I have been teaching with the Seaside School District since 2011; teaching first and second grade. Over the years I have taught every grade, as well as Title 1, but my love is second grade. I think that making connections with my students and their families is important. I can hardly wait to meet all of you this fall. I am married to a retired Air Force pilot who loved to fly helicopters. Our children are grown, but our grandchildren keep us busy. In my spare time my first choice is always to be outside, hiking, biking, kayaking, or watching my grandkids play sports. In the summer traveling to new places, meeting new people, and creating new memories is always exciting.