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I am thrilled to be teaching sixth grade science at Terramar this year. This will be my fifth year at this amazing school. I am very excited about starting another year as a Titan!
I grew up in this community, attending Deer Valley schools from Kindergarten through High School, graduating from Mountain Ridge in 2003. I received a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from ASU graduating Summa Cum Laude from the College of Teacher Education and Leadership in 2007. I have eleven years of teaching experience, in grades ranging from 4-6. This will be my 12th year of teaching! I have over 7 years years of experience being a departmentalized science teacher. In my teaching carreer, I received awards for highest student growth, excellence in instruction, and science leadership. I was also the recipient of the Arizona School Board Association’s Golden Bell Award. I am a passionate teacher who has high expectations, loves to have fun, and believes that every child deserves my best everyday. I look forward to building positive partnerships with each of you as we work together to make this year a great one for your child!
I am a native born Arizonan who loves to explore her state! I come from a family of four and have one younger brother who is two years my junior. I have been married nine wonderful years. I met my husband in college as we were both studying to become teachers. We are expecting our first child this October! As a teacher, I am gifted with over a hundred new children to love, develop, and support each year (thank you, parents!). I am the proud Auntie of three amazing nephews. I have a 20ish year old pet desert tortoise named Sparky and a four pound Chihuahua named Bella (who is the spoiled princess of our home). In my free time, I enjoy hiking, going to ruins and state parks, spending time with family and friends, eating amazing food, and laughing until my sides hurt! I love to garden and can my own vegetables, fruits, jellies, jams and everything in between. In fact, I grow most of my produce right in my own backyard.