Degrees and Certifications:
AA, Humanities, American River College, Sacramento, Ca., 2000 BA, Early Childhood Education, National University, La Jolla, Ca., 2019 Education Specialist Credential, 2020
Ms. Shirley Marlatt
HI! I am excited to return for a second year to the Viking family. I obtained my BA in Early Childhood Education and my Education Specialist credential from National University in 2020. Prior to, I spent 20 plus years in early childhood education. 10 of which I owned and operated a childcare. If you had asked me 5 years ago where I would be today, a Moderate to Severe special education teacher would not have been my answer. However, I love every minute of it.
My husband, Mike, and I are enjoying a new found freedom of partial empty nesting. Bruce attends Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Last year he hung up his running shoes and decided to try Football as a college junior. Logan, a 2023 graduate, is finding his path with the California Conservation Corps firefighting program. Lastly, Amelia, our little animal-loving, nature child is enjoying 6th grade at Earl Legette and being a newly only child. We also have 5… yes I said 5… quadruped kids. 2 dogs (Betty and Leonard) and 3 cats (Mitzy, Penny, and Cream Puff). The 3 human children will tell anyone who listens that I love the pets more than them and Betty is my favorite. All True! In my free time (haha) I like to run/walk/ride with friends, head to the gym, read corney self-help books and binge watch shows that make my hubby nuts. The weirdest thing about me is I like to get up early and work. Plug through things when my mind is fresh. I often say I get more done in the first two - four hours of the day than I will the rest of the day.