•    This is my 7th year at Highland Lakes School.  I very excited to be returning to such an awesome school!  I have taught mathematics for 16.5 years in Deer Valley Unified School District for grades 7 - 12.  

        The majority of my teaching experiences have been in a Learning Center Classroom, working with students with mild/moderate disabilities.  I have also worked as a co-teacher in 7th grade Math, 8th grade math, and in high school Algebra and Geometry classrooms, providing support to the general education teacher and students of all ability levels.

       Prior to obtaining my teaching degree, I was a volunteer mathematics tutor for grades 6-9 and for students with disabilities at the community college level.  I received my Bachelors in Special Education, with an emphasis in Mathematics, from Arizona State University in 2003.  Since graduation, I have taken several additional mathematics classes, just for fun!

     

       I enjoy a simple, quiet life with my husband and 3 cats.  As often as possible, I treck down to Tucson to hang out with my daughter and 2 grandchildren - Gavin and Charly.  Gavin is entering a 2nd grade Gifted Program this year and Charly will turn 4 years old and attend preKindergarten at the same school her older brother went to.

this is a picture of my granddaughter Charly at the age of 3; she loves her apple juice
this is a picture of my grandson Gavin at the age of 6; he is working in his garden
Gavin and Charly in Flagstaff
this is a picture of me in Oregon