I am so excited to be apart of the Cotton Creek community! I value each day I get to spend learning with all my incredible students, amazing teammates, and the entire Cotton Creek staff! Before joining the Cotton Creek community I was teaching in Aurora, Colorado teaching incredible fourth graders and ELD students. I graduated from Northern Michigan University where I recieved my bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English. During my time at Northern Michigan University, I played NCAA soccer for the Wildcats! I was born in Colorado Springs, but had the opprotunity to live in numerous states before my family landed in Minnesota. My upbringing not only have me my love of traveling, but it also gave me a passion for both community and the great outdoors. When I am not in the classroom I am often out adventuring and enjoying nature!