I am so excited to be teaching at Cotton Creek! This is my 14th year teaching elementary school and my 8th year at Cotton Creek. I taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Garden City, Kansas for five years right out of college. I realized that I wanted to be closer to my family, so I decided to move back to Colorado and I taught 1st grade for one year at North Star Elementary.
2nd grade has always been where my heart is though! I love the excitement, energy, and exuberance for learning 2nd graders have! It is so inspiring to see the growth mindset and perseverence they come to school with as they continue to try difficult things and work towards success. The way their faces light up when they finally understand a concept or find a word they know how to read in a book is the best! I hope to continue to inspire each student's learning to prepare them to be successful readers, writers, mathmeticians, scientists!
I currently hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and I am always learning and trying new things with your child.
When I'm not teaching, reading about teaching, or planning for my next lesson I love spending time with my family, watching Green Bay Packer football and Rockies baseball, painting, reading, doing puzzles, and playing with my two cats, O'Malley and Sadie!