I am excited for another great year at Thunder Vista, and look forward to building relationships with our students and families!
I received my BA in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 2000. I then earned my MA from Lesley University in Educational Technology. My teaching career began in the Cherry Creek School district in Colorado. I taught there for 14 years before moving back to Iowa to be near family. My husband's job led us back to Colorado where we have called Broomfield home for the last 5 years. We feel fortunate to have found this wonderful community! My husband Josh and I have two beautiful boys. Greyson is starting 5th grade, and Owen is entering 3rd grade at our neighborhood school, Meridian.
Over the last 20 years, I have taught grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. I am committed to creating a dynamic learning environment where students feel secure to freely explore and actively participate in their own learning. By doing this, I hope to instill in every student the drive to become a life-long learner and realize his or her full potential. I am excited to build strong relationships with my students, and together build a positive, energetic, classroom community of learners. It's going to be a fun year of learning and growing!