In 1999 at the age of 19, I moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU. Like so many others, I fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere of the city and the adventures that can be had just outside our doorstep. In 2002 I married my husband Zack and we spent just over 10 years in the Denver metro area, where I taught in another district and started a family. We have two daughters, Zoe (age 11) is a spirited, artistic musician who loves her friends and doing gymnastics. Paige (age 7) is social, silly, and also enjoys gymnastics. I'm so happy to be back living in Fort Collins, and enjoy time at our lake, hiking and biking in the mountains, and relaxing by a campfire. We have two dogs, an old golden retriever named Turk, and a feisty lab mix pup named Willow. We also added to our family last spring and have a kitten named Leo too!!
I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, then attended
Regis University to complete a Master's Degree in Education and Elementary Licensure
I was raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota and loved living in a college town along side the beautiful Red River. We spent a lot of time at the lakes of Minnesota as well, since we were so close to the border.
I love to spend time with family and friends. We hike, bike, ski, swim, and soon I want to invest in a paddle board or kayak for our lake. I also really enjoy traveling to new places and have recently started running races in different. I'd love to continue to combine travel with racing!! Another hobby of mine is decorating and design. I enjoy painting furniture (or other things) and rearranging decor in my house.
"What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?" E.H. Cummings
Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary
This is my 15th year of teaching!! My classroom is filled with love, learning, and team work, where we have fun but get down to business too. I appreciate a flexible environment where students work on the floor, at tables, in groups, and alone. Everyone brings a different gift to our class and I work hard to tap into each student and their uniqueness, to let them shine. It is not uncommon to find music on in my room, during brain breaks or during work time to keep energy high or help bring ourselves back to a focused place.