August 2019



Dear Fabulous 5th Grader,

Welcome to our TEAM!  My name is Mrs. Conrad and I am excited to be your teacher.  I absolutely love teaching and am thrilled about the school year ahead!

I grew up on a family farm and spent a lot of time outside playing, riding horses, and working.  I even learned how to drive a tractor and haul hay! As the daughter of teachers, I always dreamed of becoming a teacher myself.  I attended Western Oregon University (Go Wolves!) and taught a year in the Seaside School District before becoming a Hopkins Hawk.  I can’t believe this is the beginning of my 17th year of teaching!       

I’d love to introduce my family to you.  I’ve been married to my husband, Michael, for 14 years and our favorite people in the entire world are our 10 year old red-headed daughter, Elliana, and our seven year old little guy named Landon.  Ellie loves to play soccer, ride her bike, draw, read (way past her bedtime), and has an imagination that makes me laugh every day. It’s crazy for me to believe that she is going to be a 5th grader in Newberg this year!  Landon is a spunky kid who has a contagious laugh and adores his big sister when he's not terrorizing her. Ha ha! He is going to be in 2nd grade this year and loves to ride his bike, play soccer, and is obsessed with Nerf wars and Legos.   We also have two miniature dachshunds named Max and Lizzie. In my spare time (ha ha, what spare time?), I enjoy reading and working in our yard. I also love to hike and travel and explore the beautiful state we live in!

            Over the summer, I loved being able to spend so much time with my kids.  We went to the beach several times, did a lot of hiking (including almost 14 miles in the Redwoods!), played outside, and spent time at the library.  The summer has gone quickly, but I hope that you are as excited to begin the new school year as I am. My passion is teaching and I love making school fun.  I want this to be a special year for you and you need to start getting excited because we are going to have a fabulous year! Go Hopkins Hawks! 



Mrs. Conrad

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”  ~Chinese Proverb