I am so thrilled to join the Thornton Middle School team as Dean of Students. My career started student teaching at North Star Elementary school, student teaching through the Boettcher Teaching Program in 5th grade. I then taught 4th grade at Malley Drive for three years and then spent the past eight years of my career at STEM Launch K-8. At STEM Launch I taught 5th grade Math and Science, and then moved into 6th grade Math teacher and Team Lead. Last year I served as STEM Coordinator/Instructional Coach. I have a deep passion for restorative practices, inquiry instruction, equity based design thinking and the workshop model.