• The 2020-21 school year marks my 17th year of teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District.  I've taught 3rd grade for 3 years, 7th/8th grade for 1 year, and this will be my 13th year of teaching 6th grade.   

    I was born and raised in suburban Chicago, lllinois and moved to Arizona in 1997.  I have a lovely daughter, Meghan, who attended Sierra Verde, and now works as a labor and delivery nurse. I also have a wonderful significant other, Bob, who works in the automotive industry.

    I find much happiness visiting with my family and friends, listening to music, spending time outdoors enjoying nature, and traveling to all the historic places we learn about in class.