I am so excited to be the 7 th and 8 th Grade Language Arts teacher at Thunder Vista! I can’t wait to meet all our students and to get to know them as learners and future leaders in our community! I was born and raised here in Colorado. I earned my undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. My first experience with teaching was as a volunteer for a local non-profit that helps recent immigrants learn English, and then as an English teacher and tutor in Spain. I decided to pursue a career in education, and attended Metro State University of Denver to get my teaching license. I have been teaching Literacy Extensions at Shadow Ridge Middle School for the last four years, and am looking forward to my future at Thunder Vista!