Dear Families

Welcome to my classroom this year. Teaching kindergarten is a gift, especially at a school as wonderful as Briarwood. Throughout the year I will come to know your kids and form meaningful relationships with them as we learn our ABC's and 123's!

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Our class will be using the app Seesaw to connect families with our learning at school! Please use the code from Mr. Mangum to connect to your child's account. Enjoy!!

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About Mr. Mangum

I grew up in Oregon. Until recently, I'd lived there my entire life. Oregon's lush greenery and breathtaking coasts fostered an excellent childhood and adulthood. I attended several Oregon colleges before graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry. Only later did I realize I truly wanted to be a teacher, and so went and received my Master's diploma from Lewis and Clark college in 2017.

I've taught 5th grade and now, kindergarten. I love my career for its rewarding nature and interpersonally, for all of its fun and challenge. Many times over I feel a great sense of peace and accomplishment at becoming a grade school teacher.

If you spot me out in the community, it's more than likely upon a trail. Most weekends I end up exploring the mountains, lakes and cliffs of the PNW. Trees, trails and tall mountains are essential for my resilience, not optional. 

I have a brother and a sister-in-law in the Seattle area. My parents still live in Oregon, in a city called Tigard. My parents immigrated from southern California in the late 1980s to Oregon.