The best thing about me is my family! My husband, David, and I have two boys. Josiah is 7 and Elijah is 3. We also have 2 golden retrievers, Everest and Denali.
I am a lifelong learner and my favorite part of my job is to learn from children every day! My formal education includes a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Texas at Tyler.
I grew up in Houston and Tyler, Texas, but am so glad that I get to call Fort Collins my home! We joke that we came to Colorado as fast as we could!
My boys keep me busy, but in my spare time I do a lot of work with my church and our coffee roasting business, The Coffee Registry. I also enjoy baking, decorating, organizing, and traveling. We love to be in the mountains and love to bike around Fort Collins.
"I promise everyday your child will learn something. Some days they will bring it home in their hands. Some days they will bring it home in their heads. Some days they will bring it home in their hearts." Valerie Welk
My favorite children's author right now is Mo Willems! If you have not read the pigeon books or one of the Knuffle Bunny books, you need to check them out ASAP!
This is my twelfth year of teaching. I love first graders and being at O'Dea!