Welcome to 5th grade Renaissance! I am very excited to be teaching in the Renaissance program again at Canyon Springs. This will be my 17th year teaching, and my eighth at Canyon Springs. I am looking forward to a year of in depth learning with experiments, investigating, and hard work in all areas of the students day.
A little about me... I was born in Italy (Air Force brat), we moved to Tucson when I was just a baby and I have lived in Arizona ever since. I love the warm weather, desert sunsets, and swimming year round. I married my high school sweetheart and we have three amazing kids. Alex graduated MMI in the spring of 2019 , Guinevere is currently at Scottsdale Community College in their Equine Science program, and my youngest Garrett is a senior at Boulder Creek. We have three dogs (Rosebud, Miley, and Buddy), two cats (Charlotte and Digit), a box turtle (Leo), and 2 fish, but have shared our home with many pets.
My family and I love to travel! My family has spent time in Europe, we traveled to France, Italy and Germany. It was an adventure of a lifetime and we still talk about it often. In the past 3 years I have traveled to Italy, Germany, Scotland, Boston, Alabama, Mexico, New Zealand, New York, Boston, Reno, Japan, Budapest, Germany, and Peru. We have also traveled across the United States several times and across the ocean to Maui. I am a certified Scuba Diver and I love to dive, photograph and be in the water. So far I have been to Maui, Cancun, Cozumel, and New Zealand to scuba dive. I love bringing those life experiences and pictures into the classroom to share with the students. I also love to bake and have a large sweet tooth. We live and play in Anthem so if you see me at the store or the park please say, "Hi!"
If you have any questions, concerns, or are able to volunteer please call or email me. During the school day the ringers are silenced to keep classroom disruptions to a minimum so email is usually best.
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