This will be my 23rd year in public education. I have a BA in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood from ASU West. I am also working on getting my provisional for the gifted endorsement. I started teaching at Desert Winds Elementary teaching 6th grade and then transferred the following year to Sunrise Elementary to teach 6th grade. After three years with the "big" kids I decided to go down to where my degree is needed. I spent the next three years teaching 3rd grade at Sunrise Elementary.
When I transferred to Sierra Verde STEM Academy, I started in 2nd grade. I had the great opportunity to loop with my students up to 3rd grade the following year. I have been teaching 3rd grade ever since! I spent 9 years at Sierra Verde and enjoyed coaching the sports I used to play in middle school and high school. I coached our 7th and 8th grade girl's volleyball team and softball team.
Then, I became a part of the Stetson Hills family for 4 years in 3rd grade. It was a place for me to focus on technology and leadership skills. It was a great opportunity, but I am gald to be back home at Sierra Verde! This is my 5th year back teaching at Sierra Verde, teaching 3rd grade. I am also the athletic director for our 7th and 8th grade sports.
I got married on September 1, 2007 to a VERY wonderful man!! We have three pets. Our (my) cat, Azrael. She loves attention and laying on my laptop/papers at home while I try to do school work. We have had our dog Dottie that we rescued from a shelter around the Christmas last year! She is a cute little black and white Queensland heeler! My husband, Andy, and I are parents to a little boy who will be starting 2nd grade here at Sierra Verde STEAM School!
We love going to the beach either in San Diego or visiting my husband's family in Virginia and staying at Virginia Beach! We also enjoying watching every Cardinals football game with my extended family, all of us wearing our Cardinals gear!! Go BIG RED!
My life seems complete with the addition of our son and I LOVE being a mom to him, along with being teacher and athletic director!
Color: red and blue
Drink: Dr. Pepper
Sweet Treat: Any candy bars with milk chocoloate (Snickers, Milky Way, Kit Kat, etc.)
Football Team: Cardinals
Vacation Spot: any beach
Hobby: gardening and spending time with my family
Note: I'm not a coffee/tea drinker, so no Starbucks for this girl. Thank you!