I grew up in a D.C. suburb and got to enjoy forests, museums, and the nearby coasts. In 1998 I took a life-changing road trip to California, and as I drew closer and closer to Rocky Mountains it became clear to me that I was destined to plant myself in Colorado. Within the year I had moved to Boulder, a while later to Berthoud, and finally to Fort Collins, where I still live with my husband and dogs.
M.A., Reading, University of Northern Colorado, 2013
Certificate, Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado, 2009
M.F.A., Poetry, Colorado State University, 2004
B.A., English, George Mason University, 1999
I teach because in my heart I know it is incredibly important work. Also, it's the most fun job imaginable.
I love books! I hoard them, actually. At the top of my list is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Other favorite children's books are The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery, Willy the Wimp and Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne, The Happy Hocky Family by Lane Smith, and The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron.
My husband and I enjoy hiking and camping throughout the southwest and pacific northwest. Our favorite spot in the world is a little town called Netarts on the Oregon coast, but we also get out to Yellowstone and Olympic National Parks whenever we can. I enjoy photography, children's books, antiques, old movies, and dogs. My world revolves around my little schnauzer, Oliver!
The Timnath community--families, kids, and staff--is incredibly warm and welcoming! Timnath students are eager learners, polite and caring citizens, and simply a joy to spend time with.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." --Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince