Teaching is one of my many passions in life. I have had a variety of teaching positions in the 18 years I have been teaching. I started out teaching special education at Inglemoor High School for four years. Following this position, my professional career took me south to Texas where I taught 5th grade for two years at Wolford Elementary School in the McKinney Independent School District. After only two years, I came back home to take a long term substitute position teaching 6th grade at Echo Lake Elementary School in the Shoreline School District. Following this year, I moved across the pod hallway to job share a 5th grade position for six years with another teacher. I then took the plunge back to full time teaching in 2012-2013, continuing to teach 5th grade at Echo Lake Elementary. In the summer of 2013, a 4th grade teaching job came looking for me by word of mouth which brought me back to the Northshore School District at Woodmoor Elementary. This is my fifth year teaching 4th grade and my fourth year at Crystal Springs. It feels like home here and I am honored to be a member of the roadrunner community. My teaching journey has been exciting, interesting, and I have loved every job I have been so fortunate to have.
On a personal note, I was born in Seattle, Washington and have lived in the greater Seattle area most all of my life. I am a product of the Northshore School District myself having attended Wellington Elementary, Leota Junior High, and Woodinville High School. Loving the area and not wanting to move away from family and close friends, I stayed in state for college and earned my special education and elementary education certifications at Seattle Pacific University.
I am the blessed mom of two beautiful daughters, Camden and Rylie and a stepdaughter, Jamie. When I am not in the classroom, I can be found playing with my girls, rooting them on a nearby sports field, venturing to new and nearby parks, working in the yard, or working on projects on our 1920's house.