I am going on my tenth year of teaching. I started as an "Emergency Hire" and taught 1st grade my first year. My second year, I moved schools and taught 2nd grade. My third year, due to boundary changes, I was transferred to a new school, where I've taught 2nd, 3rd, and now 4th grade.
Continually trying to find the perfect balance between... Guidance yet Freedom. Mentor and Friend. Firm but Kind. I want kids to know they can do hard things AND find joy in the journey.
I live for a-HA! Moments. What greater accomplishment in life than to help a child discover his/her special talents, to look at other people as valuable individuals, sharing membership in this notion we call humanity!
I have a Bachelor of Science in Technical Sales and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Weber State University.
I have been married almost 26 years to my high school sweetheart, and we have three beautiful children. I come from a family of educators. My husband is a high school teacher and coach. Both of my parents were teachers, and two of my three brothers teach.