Degrees and Certifications:
I grew up in Cincinnati and attended Ohio University, earning a degree in Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9) with an emphasis on language arts and social studies.
Upon graduating, I moved to Yuma, where I taught 6th grade language arts and social studies for two years at a middle school. I then moved to the Phoenix area and taught at an elementary school in Glendale for 16 years. While there, I taught 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade and acted as the gifted lead teacher.
I have lived in Anthem for almost five years now. My stepkids attended Diamond Canyon, graduated from Boulder Creek and are attending ASU working on undergraduate and graduate degrees.
I love teaching and working with young people and am excited about another year in 5th grade at Diamond Canyon.