Welcome! I am excited to be teaching 5th grade at Meridian. This will be my 14th year teaching and my 7th in Colorado and Adams 12 Five Star schools. Before moving to Colorado I spent 7 years teaching in Northern California where I was born and raised. I have taught 3rd-6th grade and am greatful to be teaching 5th grade for another year. I recieved my bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and Master's degree in Reading and Literacy from Sonoma State University.
I moved to Colorado to be closer to my sister and her family and enjoy spending time with them and my two nephews whenever possible. Outside of school I enjoy playing tennis, spending time with friends, hiking, and trying my hand at a little golf. Music has also always been a passion of mine and one I continue to enjoy by playing in a community band.
Ever since I can remember I have loved working with and teaching children. My philosophy is for all students to develop a desire to be a life long learner and have the skills to be successful in life. I look forward to a year filled with exploration, collaboration, and creating memories together.