I am a middle school teacher. I love my job because I get to teach and support students as they grow as students, individuals, problem solvers and creative thinkers. This is my fourth year teaching middle school. Before becoming a teacher I was a student for 24 years and earned two degrees after high school - a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California. While earning my PhD I taught two undergraduate biology lab courses and knew right away that teaching was my passion.
I am a wife and mom. I love my little family and sharing life's little moments and big adventures with them makes everything more fun. We love to have family dinners during the week and explore the Rocky Mountains on the weekends. We have been taking Camden on hikes since he was 7 weeks old and can't wait to teach him how to snowboard when he's a little older. Moving to Colorado to raise our family was only a dream 5 years ago and we love watching our dream come true and evolve into something bigger and better than we could have ever imagined.
I am also a daughter, sister, cousin, granddaughter, niece, outdoor enthusiast, scientist, hockey player, world traveler, dog-mom, Canadian, American, Coloradoan, Californian, engineer, friend, reader, cook, snowboarder, hiker, problem solver, backpacker...
Who are you? I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know more about you throughout the 2017-2018 school year!