Phone: (480) 472-6847
Welcome! I have been teaching for twenty years. This is my twelfth year with Mesa Public Schools here at Johnson. Prior to this I worked at a Montessori Charter School in Mesa. I hold a bachelor's degree in Educational Studies and a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in reading from Grand Canyon University. I have an Elementary Teaching Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education (K-8th) and I am also certified by the American Montessori Society in Lower Elementary (1st -3rd).
I have had the opportunity of working with children throughout my teenage and adult life. I learned early on in life that teaching and mentoring children was my calling. I discovered the Montessori Method when looking for a school for my own children. I found that not only was Montessori the type of environment that I wanted for them, but, I also felt that the Montessori Method fit my philosophy of teaching, as well.
On a personal note, I have been married to my wonderful, supportive husband Kelly for thirty-seven years and we have five children and nine adorable grandchildren.