Welcome to Room 19!
Welcome families and students to the 2020-2021 school year! I am so excited to see new students and work with familiar families! This will be my 17th year of teaching. In this time, I have taught grades K-4th. I have enjoyed all the grade levels and it is such a great experience to know where the students have been in their learning journey and where they will go next. However, this will be my fifth year teaching 3rd grade and of all the grades I have taught, 3rd grade has a very special place in my heart. My husband and I live here in Mesa and have two boys. Hunter is 12 and Greyson is 7; and they keep me busy when I am not at school! We also have two (four legged) girls, Queen Kong and Rocky. They are sisters; and bring even more energy to our house!
I have spent most of my life in Arizona. I grew up in Fountain Hills, attended Northern Arizona University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and attended University of Phoenix where I received my Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. I was born in Wisconsin, lived in Minnesota, moved to AZ when I was 2 and have resided in Fountain Hills, Flagstaff, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, and finally Mesa. I have always wanted to teach, so everywhere I have been centered around being in schools and teaching children; preschool - jr. high! My favorite things other than spending time with my school family and home family include yoga, hiking and reading. I went to Hawaii over Spring Break and when I returned, learned that I would not be returning to the classroom because of COVID 19. I was heartbroken. But, I learned to make the very best of it. Luckily, I am experienced in using technology in my teaching, and I continue to learn new things just like my students. This summer I spent a few weeks in Minnesota, enjoying family and fresh air. Now, I am ready as I can be to teach my students remotely until the day we can be together safely in the classroom.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.