I am the youngest of 8 children and have 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Love my big family! I was born in upstate NY, but moved to Colorado when I was 6 years old! I am a product of Poudre School District, going to Bauder, Blevins, and Rocky Mountain High Schools. I then continued on at CSU where after a little break to do some traveling I graduated and... went on to do some more traveling for a couple years. I lived in Ireland for almost a year, traveled to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and have also taken the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and Zambia in Africa.
As stated above, went to PSD schools, then CSU where I earned a Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Psychology. I also have a Masters Degree in Reading from the University of Northern Colorado.
Kids! Plan and simple, I LOVE being around kids and learning from them and trying to help students find their passions and understand themselves and their world as they move through teen years!
Green Eggs and Ham - because it was the first book I FINALLY learned to read!! Oh, The Places You'll Go! because Dr. Seuss is GENIUS! I enjoy more non-fiction than fiction usually reading autobiographies; books like Eat, Pray, Love or Outliers or anything by Brene Brown, but I do love a good fiction novel to escape or historical fiction- Secret Life of Bees or All the Darkness you Cannot See.
I LOVE any time with my family and/ or my dog. Hiking and biking are great adventures; but for myself, I LOVE hockey!! Yes, Ice hockey! I play on a coed and a womens team.
The diversity and caring for others!
Physical Education the past 9 years. Before that I have taught: reading, technical reading and writing, Discovery (communication skills and self management), drama, speech, English, Social Studies - history, and even math one year!
My hope is to get kids moving and learning about themselves and their bodies as well as their social / emotional health and well being!