Degrees and Certifications:
- BA in English with an emphasis in elementary education K-6 - MA in curriculum and instruction - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement K-12 - Reading Recovery trained - Completed one year of my educational doctorate in primary literacy instruction - PD Instructor for technology classes in CCSD, DCSD, and at educational conferences in Colorado - Freelance writer for Shmoop, Common Sense Media, and We Are Teachers
Welcome to the 22/23 school year!
I have been teaching for 22 years (does that make me sound old?!), but it is my 3rd year at Singing Hills. I have also taught kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, English Language Support, Reading Recovery (a 1st grade reading intervention), and I've been a technology integration specialist K-6. I have been a professional development instructor for teachers in technology in the Cherry Creek School District, the Douglas County School District, and at educational conferences across Colorado. This year I am also the READ Plan Coordinator for Singing Hills. As an educator, I am passionate about literacy, differentiation, and technology integration. I LOVE doing hands-on STEAM activities in my classroom!
I live in this awesome community with my wonderful husband, Rob, my awesome son, Austin, and we gained a new son (unofficially on paper, but a son and brother in our hearts) in January 2022. Jackson is 19, and he is part of our family now. I love working in the community I live in!