I am very excited to be working with your child this year at Altadena Middle School. This is my fourth year here at Altadena and I know it is going to be a great year of learning and growing! Though I have lived in Arizona for a while and attended Kyrene schools twice myself, I am originally from Illinois. I am a huge sports fan, especially of my hometown teams the Cubs, Blackhawks, Bulls, and Bears. I also love going back to Chicago on vacation to visit extended family. I have been in Arizona since 2003 and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education with an endorsement in Structured English Immersion. (Go Devils!) I discovered my love of teaching through my younger siblings, after helping them homework and visiting their classrooms to help. When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family, watch movies, read, or travel.
I truly believe that every single student can learn, grow, and experience success if we find what works for them and that's my goal for your student this year. I know we are going to accomplish great things this year!