Office Hours: 7:30 - 4:00
Please note that I am usually in class with students. Allow time for a response, usually 24 hours during the business week! I would love to talk with you!
Why I am committed to Amphi:
I love the sense of community here! Everyone collaborates to help students both academically and to encourage them as individuals. Amphi's Portrait of a Graduate
Defining Moment in My Education:
When I was in preschool, I kept ruining an art project by pressing too hard. I was embarassed and upset, but my teacher gave me a different tool so I could do it without breaking it. I remembered how her help made me want to try again, in spite of my embarassment and frustration.
Core Educational Belief:
Be who you are. You are stronger and smarter than you think. There is always more than one way to look at a problem. Rest, don't quit. Look for your successes and let them lead you. Look at your fails and let them teach you. Connection, Curiosity, Courage, Kindness. Strength.
“Man – despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments – owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.” - Paul Harvey
“Play is the highest form of research.” — Albert Einstein
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. " - Eleanor Roosevelt
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ―
Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy Sign Language, painting and gardening, dancing and music, cooking and good food. I come from a craft family and I also like to hack things. I love to hike and have a 90 lb German Shepherd doggo and a 12 foot tall lemon tree!
Degrees and Certifications:
- B.A. Elementary Education K-8
- M.A. STEM Education (U of A)
- Middle Grades Science Endorsement
- Teachers in Industry
- Technolochicas LIFT participant
- Engineering Is Elementary
Classes I teach:
Computer Programming, MESA, Odyssey of the Mind
In classrooms:20 years in education teaching grades 1-7
In leadership: Science department head, new teacher coach, School Leadership Team, curriculum planning
In Science:10+ years teaching 6th/7th grade Science and Math, Interventions/Exploratory, SARSEF Science Fair judge (2nd place winner at state)
In cognition: Cognitive Science project between U of A and MSU (Montana), cognitive science studies, Structured English Immersion
In technology: TechnolochicasLIFT
Put it all together! Teachers in Industry