Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Mrs. Estes and I will be teaching Sociology and Psychology at Ridge this year! This is my fourth year at Ridge, and my 17th year in education.
I have spent my entire career as an educator. I worked in the Deer Valley district for eight years, teaching 8th grade history at West Wing and US History and Sociology at Boulder Creek. I took a five-year break from teaching and worked as a College Counselor, Senior Project Coordinator, and AP Coordinator at BASIS Peoria. I loved helping students get into their dream schools and plan out their futures, but I really missed teaching, so I returned to the classroom here at Ridge!
In my free time, I LOVE watching sports. Football (Go Packers), baseball (Brewers) and college basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawk) are my favorites and March Madness is the most magical time of the year...in my professional opinion. I also enjoy going on camping adventures with my husband and two cats and I try to hike and enjoy nature whenever I can. I enjoy a good nap and like to read in whatever free time I have time and I’ll never say no to a great cheese platter.
BA in Secondary Education with a major in Broadfield Social Studies and minors in Sociology and History
MS in Sociology with an emphasis in Higher Education