I received my Bachelors from the University of Northern Colorado in Speech and Human Communication and a Masters in Elementary Education-Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. I have worked in the Douglas County School District since 2003, and this will be my 13th year here at Frontier Valley. Also, I have a strong background in both Special Education and Gift and Talented differentiation. I have worked in both the elementary and secondary settings, and I’m in school right now for a Masters in Gifted/Talented through the University of Northern Colorado. My family has lived here in Parker since 2004, and we LOVE it! We have two boys, Branden and Evan, and one gigantic Malamute named Lou LaBelle. I’ve taught fifth grade for 11 years and fourth grade for two-loved them both! I get so excited each year knowing that we will spend an amazing year together exploring deeper thinking, evaluating the world around us, and having fun! 🙂 The goals I have for myself and my students every year are to engage in exciting and dynamic learning that aids us in making sense of the world we live in. I want my students to take away with them a strong sense of how to solve problems, think critically, and utilize the resources around them. I hope to build a classroom community that prizes safety, comfort, and a love for learning!
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, hanging with friends and family, trying new foods, and laughing…
Favorite School Supply: Fun pens-different colors and differing points!
Favorite Restaurant: All of them!
Favorite Snack: Pistachios
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Store: Target
Classroom Request Items: Pencils, kleenex, tape, white board markers