After graduating from Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Colorado State University. I ran my own tax accounting business for many years. When my children were young, I started volunteering in their classrooms and discovered a love of teaching and working with children! I knew that education was my new direction so I went back to school. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of Northern Colorado.
After receiving my Professional Teaching License from the Colorado Department of Education, I started my second career in 1999 as a substitute teacher for Poudre School District and soon started working at Beattie Elementary School as a 4th grade teacher. I currently teach 1st grade and absolutely love it!
A love of learning continues to inspire me. I have taken many post-graduate courses in elementary education and social/emotional topics.
Beattie is an amazing school and I love working in such a collaborative enviornment! Our community is very supportive and our parent group is outstanding!
I love to travel and explore new places! Some of my favorite activities are spending time with my grandkids, reading, scuba diving, skiing, and hiking.