I am a Colorado native. Prior to teaching, I spent three years as a preschool para. I have been an elementary teacher for 15 years (9 years at Coronado Hills) and have taught kindergarten, first, second and third grade. I received a BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and a Linguistically Diverse Learners Endorsement through Regis. I love working with children. They amaze me, invigorate me and touch my heart.I love to read children’s books and have a huge classroom collection. My book collection at home is also growing now that I have a daughter that I can pass my love for literature on to. I love nature and animals. I enjoy traveling new roads throughout the Rocky Mountains, swinging on our porch swing, playing in the water, watching clouds roll by while laying on the cool grass, snuggling with our cats, and spending quality time with my family.