Degrees and Certifications:
AMI Primary Montessori Certification B.S. Elementary Education M.A. Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
Welcome to first grade! I am so excited to be your child’s teacher, watching them grow and learn new things. This will be my third-year teaching for DVUSD. Before joining Deer Valley, I taught preschool/kindergarten for 14 years using the Montessori philosophy and methodology. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in reading with an emphasis on elementary education. Additionally, I received my Montessori certification from the Association Montessori International, which is an international accredited program.
I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and decided to put roots down in Phoenix after living in Nevada and Texas. I am a proud ‘dog Mom’ to two labrador retriever mixes, Dakota and Gracie, who keep me on my toes. When I am not spending time with family and friends, I enjoy crossword puzzles, yoga, and running on my treadmill.
There is a traditional African proverb that says, “it takes a village to raise a child.” I think that this is especially true regarding your child’s education, especially with an online learning platform. I value active parental involvement, working closely together to ensure your child’s academic success. I strive to maintain constant, open communication, building a bridge between school and home. It is equally important to me that every child feels safe and cared about during our Zoom meetings and that the community within the online classroom remains supportive and positive.
Thank you for entrusting me with your children and for allowing me to be a part of their education. I believe there is great potential in all children, and nothing touches my heart more that seeing them succeed.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions or concerns.