I grew up in a small town in the northwest corner of Colorado, which gives me an appreciation for Timnath's small town setting. I love living in the beautiful city of Fort Collins with my husband and 8 year old daughter. I also lived in the Seattle area for 5 years, which was an amazing experience but because family is such an important part of my life, I'm so thankful to be back in Colorado. When I'm not teaching, you'll most likely find me doing something relaxing with my family. If you see me around town, keep in mind I have a twin sister, who also happens to be a teacher.
I come from a long line of teachers, but it wasn't until I had my daughter that I decided to go back to school and follow my passion. I truly believe that teachers can and will make a difference in their students' desire to learn. My goal is to help students rise to their greatest potential and to help them develop a greater level of self confidence, which will not only help them in school, but in life as well.
I graduated from Regis University with a BA in Elementary Education many years after going to college the first round for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
I enjoy being around students of all ages, especially when I can see them get excited about learning. Their excitement, innocence, and optimism brings me joy and drives me to be the best teacher possible, as I want each and every student to push themselves and know they can do it all.
I don't have a particular favorite book, but I love mysteries.
While I enjoy the common Colorado activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing, I'm happy doing just about anything as long as it includes spending time with my family.
I love that Timnath Elementary has so much character! The school building has so much history attached to it. It's fun to imagine the decades of teachers and students who have taught and learned within the classrooms, and walked the halls. I also love that it's a STEM school, in which students are encouraged and supported in thinking critically and creatively.
"By amending our mistakes, we get wisdom. By defending our faults, we betray an unsound min
~ Hui Neng
"Failure is success if we learn from it."
Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies
I strongly believe in educating the "whole child" and with that, it's my responsibility to ensure every student is challenged, supported, engaged, and empowered within a safe and comfortable learning environment. I want every student to realize their full potential and I'm here to support them in doing so. In my classroom, you'll find students working collaboratively in thinking critically and solving problems together, while taking an active role in the learning process.