I’m Taru Kuoppamäki. I am a kindergarten teacher, but right now I am at home with my boys: Lauri is in 6th and Jaakko on 5th grade. My husband Karri works in Redmond and this is now our fifth year here. We moved here from Helsinki and we visit Finland every summer.
This is my fifth year at the Finnish school of Seattle. I have taught children of all ages, but the couple of last years I have worked with the youngest children. The group has evolved into a free-form music play school. My boys also go to the Finnish school.
In my free time I golf, do yoga, spend time outdoors, go downhill skiing, watch movies, read and cook. Our newest hobby is tennis, but it is difficult. In addition to all this, on afternoons I am a full-time soccer mom (with varying sport events).