I teach to show students that they can achieve any goal! It is an amazing feeling to see a student's face light up when they understand a previously difficult concept.
In 2018, I relocated to Fort Collins from Yorktown, Virginia. I have one younger brother, Adam, who joined me from Denver in my new adventure. Our parents just moved to Fort Collins this past summer. I am so excited that my whole family is here. The past year has brought many changes including meeting Michael Born. We became engaged in late May and will officially "tie the knot" on June 21, 2020.
After graduating from Lewis Palmer High School in Monument, CO in 1998, I moved to Williamsburg, Virginia to attend the College of William and Mary where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology.
I was born and raised in San Diego, California. When I was ten, my family and I relocated to Monument, CO. The Hampton Roads area of Virginia was my home for the past 20 years. Fort Collins is now my forever home!
I am an outdoors girl! I love camping, kayaking, and hiking. I thoroughly enjoy playing sports like volleyball and kickball as well as board games like Qwirkle. Reading is also a favorite past time. Kristen Hannah is my favorite author. I also scrapbook and enjoy cooking new recipes I find on Pinterest.
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." Maya Angelou
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step," Chinese Proverb
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, Bridge To Terabithia, The Harry Potter Series, and The Land of Stories Series are just a few of my favorite books!
I will forever be a Denver Broncos fan!
In the past 16 years as a teacher, I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in all subject areas. I must admit that although I love teaching all content, I am partial to teaching Writing and Math. I love the anchor charts involved!
I am a zany, enthusiastic, and encouraging teacher. I recognize that each of my students come with a plethora of different skills, talents, and academic abilities. This year, students will encounter predicable routines, high expectations, and a lot of laughter in my classroom. This is a safe environment where we learn and grow together. I have been told by previous students that our class is a "family". Since that day, that is how I view my classroom. We are a family who supports, nurtures, and encourage one another.