I have been part of the Lincoln family since 2005, and have worked as an integrated services teacher since 2009. I grew up in Western Colorado in a town famous for Mike the Headless Chicken, mountain bike riding, and dinosaurs. My husband and I moved to Fort Collins in 2004 and relocated to Severance in 2009. We have enjoyed setting up our home, creating their dream backyard, and gardening. It seems like we're always remodeling! Our first child, Walker, was born in 2013 and we've enjoyed getting to know him and introducing him to all of our favorite things! In 2016 we welcomed our second son, Torsten to the family. I consider myself lucky to be a part of Lincoln Middle School and I enjoy teaching students the skills that they will need to be successful at Lincoln and in life. Even though I live farther away now, I enjoy the students, staff, and parents of Lincoln so much that I can’t imagine working anywhere else!
I earned my B.A. in Psychology in 2003 at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. While at Clark, I completed a sequence in education and another in school psychology. I also spent a semester attending American University and worked as an intern for Turning the Page, a program that helps inner-city Washington D.C. children improve their reading skills. I completed my M.A. as a Generalist in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2010.
I love teaching middle school students! I know, that makes me a little crazy. I love the fact that there is something new and interesting in my teaching life every single day. Sometimes middle school students are like children and some days they have the wisdom of someone much older - I love to help them grow and explore what it feels like to be a responsible citizen of the world!
I love science fiction, children's books (yes, really!), and any book that helps me learn about new people and places.
I enjoy cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, knitting, reading, and spending time with my family.
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson