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What is your educational background?
My Bachelor’s degree is in Sociology from Colorado State University with a concentration in Criminal Justice. After trying out my first career as a juvenile case worker I decided that I needed a positive and more rewarding career. Since I have always been a lifelong learner and passionate about children I decided to get my teaching license and Master’s degree from University of Northern Colorado in Elementary Education. I have now taught for twelve years. My first seven years I taught first and second grade and the last five years I taught third and fourth grade in Adams 12 School District.
What is your favorite subject?
I truly love them all!
What do you like best about teaching?
The best thing about teaching is the relationship that I get to build with each of my students. From the first day of school to the last (and sometimes beyond), the process of getting to know each child is beyond rewarding. I love seeing them develop their academic, emotional, and social skills and applying them in the classroom and in the world!
How do you prepare students to meet future challenges?
In my class, I prepare students for their future challenges by allowing them to make mistakes proudly! Recognizing that you learn from your mistakes allows the student to grow, make goals, and strive to be better each time.
On a personal note, I am a Colorado native. I moved from my hometown of Fort Collins ten years ago and now reside in Erie with my husband. Throughout the year, you will hear stories about my sweet and always hungry two-year-old, Braxton, and my ornery but sensitive four-year-old, Bryant.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson