This is my 16th year at New River School and my 14th year teaching 5th grade. I have been teaching in Deer Valley Unified School District for 24 years and was in another district for 3 years before transferring here.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University in 1993, double majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education with a minor in Spanish. I completed my Master's degree at Arizona State University in 2000 with am emphasis in Elementary Education and Reading.
I also have my endorsement as a Reading Specialist and in Structured English Immersion.
I am originally from Massachusetts, but moved to Arizona in 1980. I have lived in New River since 2001 with my husband and pets. I love the New River community and New River School holds a very special place in my heart.