I seek quality answers and adventure. I love to travel, but more accurately I like the destination more than the actual act of traveling (long airplane rides and car rides can get to me). I was born in West Hills, California but spent most of my childhood on the Front Range of Colorado. I thought I wanted to be a physical therapist when I grew up, but my love of language and working with kids drove me to be a teacher and study Spanish. I lived in Brazil for two years shortly after getting married to my wonderful husband. My favorite color and my favorite animal seem to change frequently. I am ok with being pretty good at many things but far from an expert. I am expecting a baby in December!
College: University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature
K-6 Education License
Study abroad at Universidad Pontificia Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
High School: Mountain Rage High School in Westminster, CO
I like the diversity of learners I have encountered as an elementary school teacher. Students differ greatly in their experiences, language abilites, strengths, etc. and we create a classroom community to include everyone and promote learning. I love witnessing the moment when students finally get it--the lightbulb clicks on!
Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles GannettDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
I enjoy hiking, running, skiing, snowshoeing, learning languages, arts and crafts, and fly-fishing. Sports I have played recently are soccer, raquetball, and roller derby. I will try nearly all types of water sports but no freediving for me.
I like the amount of support at Irish. There is an entire team of hard-working counselors, therapists, and interventionists besides classroom teachers and administrators. This makes me feel like we are meeting students' needs more regularly. There is also an amazing amount of outdoor space including a garden, sports fields, and a nature area.
"“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou
Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. Unintentionally, I am on my way to teaching every elementary grade level.
My classroom has a large classroom library, bilingual posters and signs, and table groups. I strive to incorporate technology into the classroom activities as it engages learners and promotes 21st century skills. If you visit my classroom, I hope my students are looking like learners, being kind, and growing bilingually.