Phone: (623) 445-8057
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Hello! I am so excited to be in my second year on the Canyon Springs team! This is my 19th year of teaching and I have taught the first, fourth and fifth and sixth grades. I have been a teacher with the Deer Valley School District since 2005.
I am a Maryland native but have called Arizona home since 2002. I love living in Anthem with my husband Tim and our twelve year-old daughter Kalina. We have three amazing cats: Jack, Sven and El - her name was Jane when we adopted her so we thought "El" was perfect. (ode to Stranger Things!) We also have two crazy adopted dogs. I enjoy reading, playing video games (I'm a kid at heart!) , crafting and watching my daughter do competitive dance. One of my greatest loves is fostering cats and kittens for Anthem Pets.
I am so thrilled to be teaching social studies and science to all sixth grade students! I can not wait to get to know your kids and make connections with my students and their families. I firmly believe that learning is best achieved in a safe, loving and positive environment and I encourage my students to take risks and work together as a supportive community. I also hope that my students will find learning our World's history and science as fascinating as I find them!
Please feel free to contact me at any time (email is best). I appreciate parents and students reaching out and will always try to do what is best for your child and am always happy to listen to any concerns or answer any questions that you have. It's going to be a terrific year!