Welcome to 6th Grade! I will be teaching 6th grade math and science. I was born here in Colorado, but grew up in Washington State. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Elementary Education and Special Education from Western Washington University in 1998. I taught for one year in Washington State before moving to Fort Polk, LA with my husband. Here, I taught 5th grade at Pickering Leesville Elementary. Two and half years later we moved to Colorado and I began teaching at Northglenn Middle School in 2002. In 2006, I earned my Master of Science degree in Multicultural Education/Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Colorado. For 4 years I taught 5th grade Math and Science at Mountain View Elementary. This year will be my 23rd year of teaching and my 19th in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. Taking advantage of the natural beauty Colorado offers through hiking is one of my favorite things to do.