I am thrilled to be teaching 8th grade US History at Thunder Vista and cannot wait to begin our work together on this amazing adventure of learning! This fall will begin my 11th year teaching in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Outside of school I live in Denver with my husband and 3 elementary aged children. I enjoy cooking, running, and skiing in my free time, but I most enjoy spending my time with my family laughing, dancing, and playing. My goal as a teacher is to inspire my students to strive to be and do their best, both academically and personally. I work alongside my students, encouraging them to take risks, try new things, and challenge themselves to reach their potential. I am most proud, every year, of the supportive, encouraging, and safe classroom community the students and I build together; we work hard and laugh hard. I am grateful for the opportunity to share this next year with you!