I am happy to be your 4th grade teacher this school year! Let me introduce myself . . .
This will be my 29th year teaching. Time flies! I began my teaching career in the Deer Valley Unified School District in 1990 at Desert Winds Elementary teaching fifth grade my first two years. In 1992 I came to Desert Sage and have been teaching fourth grade ever since. Fourth grade was my most memorable year as a student, and I always knew it was the grade I wanted to teach.
I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University in 1989 and completed my Masters degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 1993. I also finished the requirements for a Reading Endorsement through Ottawa University and completed the state required English Language Learner courses.
I am very excited to be the ELA (English/Language Arts) and Social Studies teacher for 4th grade this year. Teaching reading and writing is my passion. I also am excited to teach Arizona history and geography again this year!