Phone: (623) 445-8057
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Hello! I am so excited to be joining the Canyon Springs team! This is my 18th year of teaching and I have taught the first, fourth and fifth grades, 14 of those years I taught were here in Anthem.
I am a Maryland native but have called Arizona home for the past 17 years. I love living in Anthem with my husband Tim and our eleven year-old daughter Kalina, who is also a sixth grader at Canyon Springs this year. We have two amazing cats- Jack Black and Sven and one kitten we recently adopted named "El" - her name was Jane when we adopted her so we thought "El" was perfect. (ode to Stranger Things!) We also have a german shepherd/ husky mixed named Clay. His nickname is "Crazy Clay". I enjoy reading, playing video games (I'm a kid at heart!) , crafting and watching my daughter dance. We also love to foster cats and kittens for Anthem Pets!
I am so thrilled to be teaching social studies and science to all sixth grade students this year! 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!