I am proud to be a member of the Thunder Vista community! I received both my BA and MA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. My MA is in Multicultural and Linguistic Diversity, and I am certified to teach both Elementary Education and ESL. I also recently completed an Educational Leadership program at Regis University. I have been a part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools since 1999. To begin my career, I taught fourth and fifth grade for 18 years at Westview Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary. I was fortunate to be a member of the core team that helped open Silver Creek Elementary. Then, for two years I was an instructional coach, so I supported other teachers in their planning, instruction, and assessment. While I enjoyed this role, I am happy to be back in the classroom working with young learners! When I am not working, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I am also an avid reader and fan of many Colorado sports teams. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!