A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME!
I grew up in the Yakima Valley, in Washington State, where I taught for 14 years before moving to Arizona 18 years ago. I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades at Gavilan Peak, for 5 years, before becoming a part of “The Diamond Canyon Family” 13 years ago. Three of the highlights of my career have been receiving Teacher of the Year in 2011 for Deer Valley School District, having the privilege to attend the Phil Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in July of 2014, and receiving the "Classroom of Excellence" three years ago!
In 1987 I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, K-8 and a minor in Special Education, K-12. I received my Master's Degree in Professional Development in 1992. I also have certificates in both Early Childhood Development and SEI (ELL). I am currently working on my Gifted Endorsement, hoping to achieve it during this school year! The majority of my teaching career has been in the primary grades, K-4.
When away from school I love spending time with my husband, Mark, of 31 years, my children Monique, 28 and Kaleb, 25, Heather (Kaleb's wife) and my 9 year old Australian Shepard, Lola.