Degrees and Certifications:
B.A.in Elementary Education - University of Arizona M.A. in Bilingual & Multicultural Education - Northern Arizona University
Welcome to room B102 home of the Air Force Academy Falcons! I have been teaching kindergarten at Prince since 1998. I began my career in 1997 with Amphitheater as a substitute teacher. During that year, I had three long-term sub assignments here at Prince and knew I wanted a permanent home. I love this school and plan on staying here until I retire.
I did not go into education upon graduation. I began a career in healthcare. I worked as a receptionist, administrative assistant, human resources representative, front office supervisor, human resources director, and eventually was running seven healthcare facilities as a center administrator with CIGNA. After thirteen years, I followed my heart and went back to teaching.
Core Education Beliefs
It is my goal to instill a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge in all of my students. School should be a place students want to come. They should feel safe and loved, and be excited to learn.
Defining Moment in Education
My mom claimed I came home from my first day in kindergarten and said I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher when I grew up!
Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy gardening, crocheting, reading, home projects, and am very active in my church.