About Me

My professional roles in elementary and middle schools have allowed me the opportunity to experience life in different settings and cultures across the United States. I began my career teaching Kindergarten in rural Illinois. My next adventure was in middle and elementary schools in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia.

 
In my current role, I am the STEM Coordinator at a PK-5th grade school in northern Colorado, where I have the opportunity to collaborate and co-teach weekly lessons with classroom teachers, run our school wide Makerspace, support tech integration, and facilitate staff professional development.

Years in education - 8
States - 3
Classrooms - 6
PD hours - 225+
Students impacted - 500+
Roles - Teacher, Facilitator, Coach, Mentor, Planner, Resource

I believe in…

  • Building strong relationships with students, families, co-workers, and the community.
  • Teaching the whole learner through standards-based, rigorous, and relevant instruction.
  • Connecting students with the community to promote career exploration and lifelong learning.
  • Technology as a teaching and learning tool that enables students to research, create, collaborate, and communicate.
  • Continuous improvement and the reiteration of professional practices to meet the needs of our ever-changing world.