Mrs. Feltes wanted to be a teacher beginning in Grade Six when she tutored younger children in reading. Although Mrs. Feltes just began at ESM, she can tell how special the school is because of the emphasis on meeting the needs of each child. Mrs. Feltes especially loves the gardening and animal care opportunities. Before working at ESM, Mrs. Feltes taught at West Middle for almost four years and part time at MD Fox for 3 years. Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Feltes loves to garden, travel, attend international events, foster kittens and enjoy her family, both biological and chosen. Mrs. Feltes has lived in seven US states, Thailand and Mexico, andf has traveled to Indonesia, India, Burma, Nepal, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Scotland and the Caribbean. Mrs. Feltes was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand and worked in refugee camps in Thailand before that.