Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Speech Communication from Northern Arizona University~ Post-Bachelorette Elementary Education from University of Phoenix~ Early Elementary Endorsement~ SEI Endorsement
I graduated from Northern Arizona (Go Lumberjacks!) with my Bachelors in Speech Communication. I received my Post-Bachelorette degree from the University of Phoenix in Elementary Education. I have an early elementary and SEI endorsement. This is my 21st year in the Deer Valley School District and my 19th year at Sierra Verde. I have been teaching kindergarten for all 21 years. In December 2009, I was honored with the title of "Teacher of the Year" for Arizona from the Teacher's Insurance Plan. In 2021, I was nominated as an Impact Woman of the Year in The Know magazine.