Known as Mrs. Y to our students, I was born in Vancouver, Washington, and was raised in Portland, Oregon. I have lived in Oregon all of my life. I was an only child of older parents. I had the honor of being raised by members of The Greatest Generation. They had high expectations of me, and those expectations helped shape me into the person I am today. My mom listened to Dixieland Jazz and Latin Music and my dad to Classical and Big Band. They were my first music teachers, and I became a music teacher to honor them. I have never regretted it! Outside of work, I am a wife to Steve Yager, and a doggy mommy to Harley the Brindle Boston and Reggie the Red Boston. I also work with a dog rescue nearby. I enjoy fishing, rose gardening, sewing, and collecting glassware and pottery. I am really enjoying my time here at Portland Village School! Thank you for including me in your community!