Who am I? Well, if you're on this website then first and foremost, I'm either your math teacher or your child's math teacher! This is my third year teaching middle school math and my first year teaching in BVSD. I love my job as a middle school math teacher because I get to teach and support students as they grow as math students, problem solvers and creative thinkers.
Who am I? Besides being a teacher, I am a daughter, sister, cousin, granddaughter, niece, wife, student, outdoor enthusiast, scientist, hockey player, world traveler, Canadian, American, Coloradoan, Californian, engineer, friend, reader, cook, snowboarder, hiker, problem solver, backpacker and student
I was born in Ontario, Canada and lived there until I was 9 years old when my family moved to Northern California. One of the most memorable activities from my childhood was "playing school" with my two younger sisters - it's not really surprising that all three of us ended up in careers that incorporate some form of teaching. Other activities that I enjoyed while I was growing up included playing ice and roller hockey, playing basketball, traveling, reading and cooking.
I earned my B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. When I completed my undergraduate degree I was interested in becoming a professor because I loved medical research and teaching. I moved to Pasadena where I spent six years pursuing my PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Southern California. While working on my PhD I had the opportunity to TA an undergraduate biology course and I quickly realized that becoming a professor was not the right career choice for me. While I enjoyed the research, my true passion was teaching.
As I was finishing up my PhD in Southern California my husband started looking for jobs in Colorado because it was our DREAM to move here and live just a short drive away from the most amazing mountains in the US. Once we were here I was very pleased to learn that Colorado has an incredible program for individuals who have advanced degrees and want to become teachers. I earned my Colorado Teaching License through the alternative teaching licensure program at the University of Colorado, Denver.
I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you throughout the 2016-2017 school year!