I began my career as a teacher in Durango, Colorado where I received my degree in Elementary Education. I also completed my Masters degree in Urban Education and Linguistically Diverse Education at Regis University. I've taught preschool through 1st grade for 8 years and 2nd grade for 4 years. I am very dedicated to ensuring that all students have positive learning experiences at school and am passionate about seeing each student grow as individual learners throughout the year. At home, I enjoy hiking with my dog, gardening, reading, and playing the piano.