Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees and Certifications: AZ Special Education Certification SEI Endorsement Reading Endorsement AZ Elementary Education Certification B.S. Elementary Education Master’s Early Childhood Education
This is my 26th year teaching and my 15th at Copper Creek. Over the years, I have taught Kindergarten, Special Education, and 3rd grade. This is my 2nd year as the campus K- 3 Reading Specialist.
I am highly qualified and certified to teach Special Education students and Elementary students by the State of Arizona. I have a Reading, Early Childhood, and Structured English Immersion endorsements on my certificate.
I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1995. I earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in reading from Northern Arizona University in 2000. I recently graduated in December 2018 with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Additionally, I have earned my Principal certificate.
I earned a DVUSD Pride Award in 2009, DVEF (Deer Valley Education Foundation) Teacher of the Year Award for the 2014 2015 school year, finalist for PTSA Teacher of the Year in 2014-2015, LearnZillion Dream Team Teacher in 2014, and I am recoginized by DVUSD as a Demonstration Classroom of Excellence.
I am very motivated, dedicated, and eager not only to teach, but also to learn. I enjoy being part of a team and building strong relationships with my students and their families at Copper Creek. My son attended Copper Creek from Kindergarten through 6th grade. My daughter began her journey at Copper Creek in preschool and finished in 6th grade. Copper Creek provided both of my children with an extraordinary educational experience.