The 2021-2022 school year marks the beginning of my 29th year as a teacher in the Deer Valley School District. I have taught every grade level between Kindergarten and 5th grade and found a home as the 4th grade math teacher. Upon graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1992, I worked at the DVUSD school, Las Brisas, for 12 years, at Madison Camelview in MSD for a year, and have now been at Legend Springs for 16 years. I received my Master's of Education in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Reading from Northern Arizona University in 2004. Past awards include being named a Deer Valley Teacher of the Year in 2005 and Ambassador for Excellence (state finalist) for Arizona State Teacher of the Year in 2006.
I love to read, do Jazzercise, travel, and watch the Phoenix Suns (fan since 1978!). I also love to spend time with my husband, Sam, and our 2 cats, Arya and Chloe, and our 2 dogs, Mazzy and Stewie.
I'm very excited to begin the new school year with your child and look forward to sharing interesting and creative experiences as a class!