I am a Colorado native who grew up in and graduated from Adams Twelve schools. My desire to teach began when I was a second grader. I watched everything my teacher did and I wanted to be just like her. I even had my own "school" in my basement complete with a slate chalkboard and gradebook. After high school, I attended the University of Northern Colorado where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Elementary Education. I hold a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado-Boulder and also an Administrative Certificate from the University of Denver.
I am starting my 20th year in education and have been very fortunate to spend all of my years teaching in third grade. I taught one year at Cherry Drive Elementary, seventeen years at Malley Drive Elementary, and am so excited to start my second year at Silver Creek. Teaching third grade students is a true passion of mine!
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and my pets. I also like to find projects that allow me to be creative and crafty. Giving back to the community is very important to me, so I spend many hours each month volunteering with my local law enforcement agencys.
I look forward to a great year of fun and exciting learning!