I am excited to be teaching for five years! The last two have been here at Coronado Elementary. Last year, I taught second grade, and have moved to third this year. I absolutely love being a part of the Coronado Hills Community. I am originally from Florida, where, I attended the University of Central Florida, and have a degree in Special Education, with endorsements in reading and ESL/ ELD. I also have an endorsement in Elementary Education from the Colorado Department of Education. I have been married to my husband, Jeff,for five years. We have two amazing puppies, Bailey & Tank, and a lazy cat named Oscar. I love running, swimming, reading, baking and spending time with friends. I believe that in order to promote learning, students must have a trusting relationship with their teacher. As an educator, my goal is to ensure that every student in my class feels safe and valued. With that, the learning will begin, and a child will grow. I also strongly believe that learning begins at home. There is a lot of value on spending quality time with your child, and promoting learning at home. I encourage families to spend time together doing fun things, as well as learning.