I am so excited to be teaching at Cotton Creek! This is my 13th year teaching elementary school and my 7th 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. Most recently, I have been teaching 2nd grade at Cotton Creek.
Kindergarten has always been where my heart is though! All through high school and college all I wanted to teach was preschool or kindergarten. I love the excitement, energy, and exuberance for learning kindergarteners 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 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!