CM Russell High School January 2003-July 2006 English, Journalism, Speech and Debate Utah Career College August 2008-May 2009 Communications, College Writing Cyprus High School August 2006--2013 English, Speech and Debate Northern Utah Academy of Math Engineering and Science (NUAMES) Early College High School August 2013-Current 11th, 12th Grade English
I believe that students are responsible for their own learning, but I support them as much as I can. I try to promote critical thinkers who can articulate their thoughts and are willing to look beyond themselves for the answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything.
"That's amazing, do you do that for everyone who doesn't know what to do?" (Student 2014) “She caused me to look at the world differently and to ask questions of it," (Student 2012). “Her level of motivating students to excel shines as one of her most salient features,” (Former Department Head). "Her infectious love of learning and her desire to help every student succeed make her a well- respected instructor among her peers and a favorite among her students,” (Colleague). "I am impressed with her level of professionalism and care in dealing with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. She has enviable classroom management skills and knows how to relate her lessons to her students. I have personally talked with some of her students and all say that they really learned how to write effectively and think critically about the world around them in her English classes," (Colleague). "I have thought more than once that I would have loved to have had her as my high school English teacher. Several times when I leave the building at the end of the day I have seen her working hard at her desk or talking with students who have come to her on their own time after school. She is well-liked by both teachers and students," (Colleague).
Bachelor of Arts in both Creative Writing and Literature, University of Montana 2000 Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Great Falls 2002 English as a Second Language Certification, Weber State University 2009
Big Ol' Nerd who waits every year for Comic Con, listens to and regularly quotes public radio, and voraciously reads Scandinavian crime fiction.