I'm a Colorado native and got my undergrad at UNC (Go Bears!) and my master's degree at Regis University (Go Foxes!). I've taught English Language Arts and English Language Development to 4th - 12th graders in both traditional schools and Montessori schools across Colorado and Arizona for more than twenty years. I'm licensed to teach elementary school, middle school/high school English Language Arts, and K-12 English Language Development. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy heading up to the mountains for hikes with my family. My husband and I have two teenage sons and three spoiled pets we rescued from shelters. The dogs love hiking with us, but the cat prefers to curl up with me when I'm reading a good book. Cougars, I can't wait to get to know you, your dreams, and your interests while we build a learning community together!