Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Secondary Education; Physical Education Arizona State University
I wish everyone a warm welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!! I am very excited to see everyone back at school for another great year in PE.
Just a little information to introduce myself...I am an Arizona native. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Secondary Education, emphasizing in Physical Education/Kinesiology in 2002, and I am entering into my 20th year of teaching PE. I have been teaching in DVUSD going on 16 years. This year will be my ninth year at Sonoran Foothills School. Although I am taking a break from extra-curricular coaching this year, I have coached basketball in DVUSD for a total of six years, three years being here at Sonoran Foothills.
My love for Physical Education began as a youth. I participated in youth soccer and I played basketball in high school and junior college. Both were experiences that played an important part of developing who I am today.
My goal as a Physical Education teacher is to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to adopt healthy lifetime fitness practices.
In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors. I love hiking, swimming, traveling, attending sporting events and spending time with family. My favorite sport is basketball. Although I love the desert, I enjoy escaping to cooler climates, such as Flagstaff and Prescott when I get the chance.