Degrees and Certifications:
I was born in Nebraska but have lived in Arizona my entire life. I went to school in the Paradise Valley School District, and I graduated from Shadow Mountain High School. I graduated from the University of Arizona with my B.A. and from NAU with my Master's degree in reading.
I have a husband, two little boys: Calan (11) and Dawson (9), two little dogs: Toothy (6) and Hiccup (6), and two snails: Fuzz and Speed.
I have taught many years. I have taught in 3rd grade classrooms,4th grade classrooms, 5th grade classrooms, and 6th grade classrooms. This is my second year at Mirage Elementary School.
My goal as a teacher is to teach kids respect and responsibility. I find that once the kids respect themselves and others around them, they take responsibility for their actions which includes their education.