I am the proud Social Emotional Learning Specialist at Silver Creek Elementary School. This is my 16th year in education and my 13th year here at Silver Creek. I am so grateful to work in this wonderful community and partner in your child's educational journey. My professional passions include supporting each child to meet his or her potential and learing current research and practices that increase student engagement. I also love connecting kids with "just right" books that develop them as community members and help them understand their world.
I am a proud Colorado native. I grew up in Grand Junction, and after high school attended the University of Colorado for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. Go Buffs!
In my free time, I love to be with my family and friends. Connecting with loved ones is my greatest strength. My family includes Mr. Herd, who is a teacher at Mountain View Elementary, one step-daughter, Rhianna, who is a senior at the University of San Francisco, another step-daughter, Ashlyn, who studies opera at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and my daughter, Gabriella, who is a second grader at Silver Creek. My other love is our miniature schnauzer, Wrigley. He loves to snuggle, eat, and howl. We all love to hike, camp, cook, read, swim, and travel.