I am so excited to be teaching your child this year! I have been teaching 5th grade in Kyrene since 2000, and this is my ninth year as a Sierra Sun.
I was born and raised in Southern California and attended Arizona State University, where I graduated in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education.
When not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children, Harrison and Lola. I also enjoy baking, shopping, reading, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.
My goal is to create a classroom environment that stresses mutual respect, caring and openness. I aim towards creating a learning atmosphere that will allow each child to achieve individual success. I look forward to celebrating the successes and progress of the students in our room. My belief is that students should have the opportunity to construct their own knowledge and apply that knowledge in a practical setting. This will be a fabulous year!