Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Endorsement, SEI Endorsement
I am excited to be a part of the first grade team at Legend Springs Elementary School. This will be my 15th year of teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District. The last seven years I have enjoyed teaching first grade. I have also had the opportunity to teach kindergarten and second grade. First grade happens to be my favorite. The energy and excitement that six and seven year olds have toward learning bring a special joy to each day.
I was born and raised in Iowa and moved to the Chicago area to attend Northeastern Illinois University, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education/Language Arts. Years later my family relocated to Arizona where I acquired an Early Childhood Endorsement and Structured English Immersion K-12 Endorsement. My children are graduates of Deer Valley High School and are continuing their education at Midwestern University and Grand Canyon University.
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy reading, sewing, crafting and spending time with my family and friends. I love being a teacher and look forward to a fantastic year ahead.