I am the proud Social Emotional Learning Specialist at Silver Creek Elementary School. This is my 17th year in education and my 14th 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 keeping up with current research and practices that increase student engagement. I also love connecting kids with "just right" books that develop a strong sense of self 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 my husband, Robby Herd, who is a teacher at Mountain View Elementary, one step-daughter, Rhianna, who works in writing/publishing, another step-daughter, Ashlyn, who performs classical opera, and my daughter, Gabriella, who is a third grader at Silver Creek. My other love is our miniature schnauzer, Wrigley. We camp, cook, read, swim, and travel together.
I look forward to connecting with you. Please reach out if I can be of support to you or your SCE eagle.