I was born in Oregon and spent her early education there. I attended CU Boulder for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. My master’s degree is in Second Language Acquisition. I taught middle school the first seven years of my career, mostly out east, in the city of Brighton. I love middle schoolers and enjoy all of the successes and challenges of teaching this age group. For the past five years, I taught at Arapahoe Campus as a Literacy specialist. Although I loved my years at Arapahoe, and learned so much from teaching high school, I am ready to return to my roots in middle school. I am married to my husband of 11 years, Steve, and I have a one-year-old daughter, Imogen. I enjoy running, reading a good book, and travel.