I am so excited to be back for another fantastic year as a 4th grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. It is my goal to create a classroom environment where everyone feels welcome and learning is fun!

I grew up in Arizona and have lived all over the state. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1999 with a BA in elementary education and spent a year teaching before staying home with my three amazing children. For 6 years, I substituted exclusively at Zaharis before deciding to teach 4th grade, and I can confidently say that Zaharis Elementary is the best school in Arizona.

My husband and I have been married for 17 years and love to spend time in our RV with our three children, Dylon, Abigail, and Kate, and our two furry children, Sassy and Franklin. Dylon, our oldest, is attending medical school in Vermont. While Abigail and Kate attend schools in Mesa in 11th and 8th grades. At home, I love to bake cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. I also love to camp, hike, read great books, and spend time with the people I love. I feel blessed to be your teacher in fourth grade. Let's make it the best year ever!