Mrs. McLin graduated from Walla Walla University with a BA in Elementary Education and minors in History and TESL (teaching English as second language). She also attended Turku University in Finland and completed a study in educational pedagogy.
Mrs. McLin has worked with children from a young age. She was a counselor at several summer camps in Finland and enjoyed spending time with them.
Mrs. McLin has taught in 5 schools previous to AGA. She has taught in Thailand, California, and Washington. This is her 26th year of teaching. She has taught grades K-5, Home Economics and Choir for grades 7-12.
Mrs. McLin comes originally from Finland, where her parents and siblings still live. She is married to Jason, who teaches grades 5 & 6 at AGA as well. They have two adult children.
Mrs. McLin is a nurturing teacher who cares for her students deeply. She is often referred to as the ‘mother bear’. She strives for her classroom environment to be safe and welcoming, where each child feels loved.
Mrs. McLin’s goal is for each child to learn to love Jesus and others. She strives for students to be respectful and kind. Her classroom is an organized place, but every now and then students might say there is also silliness. Students have heard their teacher speak in different accents or even languages!
In her free time Mrs. McLin loves to cook, read, visit with family and friends, travel, and spend time outdoors gardening and hiking.