Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Arts, Teaching Master of Arts in Educational Measurement K-12 Certification Reading Specialist Endorsement
This year is my 6th year as a reading specialist at West Wing. I have worked in education for the past 19 years, covering pretty much all ages of learners from preschool to college, but it is the opportunity to help primary students become better readers where I have found my passion. Prior to joining Deer Valley in 2011, I taught High School Spanish in the Peoria District for 11 years, and chose to make the leap to Deer Valley, where I taught Extended Day kindergarten for one year before entering the wonderful world of reading. I am a University of Iowa graduate, who along with my husband and two kids, Ciela and Shea, love the Valley of the Sun and all the outdoor activities it has to offer.