I am very excited to join the 5th grade team at Riverdale this year!
I grew up in Alaska, and then attended Northern Arizona University, graduating with majors in Marketing and Management, and minors in International Business and German. I took a break from school for a few years and moved to Kauai, then decided I wanted to be a teacher, and obtained my teaching certification from Western Washington University. I have been teaching for 9 years and have taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 5th grade. 5th grade is my absolute favorite!
My family and I moved to Colorado in June, from Maui. We lived in Maui for 8 years, and although we miss the island life, we are happy to be settling into our new home and community. My family is my husband Gilbert, my son Tobiah (3), and our 2 year old puppy Honu (which means turtle in Hawaiian).
In my free time, my favorite things to do are hike, run, camp, travel and read, all of which my family and I are having fun doing here in Colorado.