This year is my 19th year teaching at Mountain Ridge; however, I have been involved with Ridge since 1995 because I was in the very first graduating class to attend all four years. I currently teach English Language Arts 1-2 Honors and Honors Gifted and ELA 3-4 Honors and Honors Gifted. I have had the honor to serve as the ELA freshman level leader for going on seventeenth years now.
I graduated from Arizona State University and fully support those Sun Devils! With gifted children of my own, I continue my own education focusing on the needs and skills of gifted learners. This includes completing a gifted endorsement through the Arizona Department of Education.
Academic Decathlon and The Chess Club are clubs I am currently coaching. Academic Decathlon is a club where there is competitive focus for a topic in 10 areas (math, economics, art, music, social sciences, science, language and literature, speech, interview, and super quiz). This year the focus is water. Chess Club is a new endeavor for me this year. I look forward to both of these clubs.
This will be another amazing year at Mountain Ridge! I can't wait to be involved in the educational growth of another group of fantastic students!