This is my 16th year in education. I could not imagine doing anything else. Before coming to Meridian to teach PE, I spent 8 years working as a 1st grade teacher. I loved being in the classroom, but my true passion is physical education and wellness. Having grown up being a multi-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, softball, track, and dance), I want to help children develop the LOVE of physical activity and a healthy relationship with food so they can go on to be healthy adults.
In my spare time, I love hanging out with my family first and foremost (I have a son in 4th grade and a daughter in 1st), working out at the gym (I can no longer run outside as I need a knee replacement), going for walks with friends/family, going camping in the summer (love to water ski and now wakeboard), sking in the mountains in the winter, traveling to new places to experience different cultures and last but not least I love playing with my dogs.