I studied at Metro State College and graduated in 2001 with a BA emphasis in Secondary Language Arts with a minor in Spanish. After teaching 8th grade LA for several years, I completed my MA in Education with an emphasis on k-12 literacy. For many years, I worked as a reading interventions teacher for 6-8. After TIS made some signifiant schedule shifts, I began teaching 6th grade LA. I have been teaching 6th grade for 9 years and I LOVE it. I am also the Language Arts' Department Chair/ Instructional Leader. This year marks my 15th year at The International School at Thornton Middle.