• The 2023-24 school year marks my 20th year of teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District.  I've taught 3rd grade for 3 years, 7th/8th grade for 1 year, 6th grade for 14 years, and this will be my 2nd year as an EL Teacher Specialist.   

    I was born and raised in suburban Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Arizona in 1997.  I have a lovely daughter, Meghan, a hospice nurse who will soon be a Nurse Practioner. I also have a wonderful significant other, Bob, who works in the automotive industry.

    I find a lot of happiness in spending time with family and friends, listening to music, traveling, and enjoying nature outdoors.