Teacher, Thinker, Reader, and Writer
Education is one of my passions- I love discussing teaching and learning, and I love exploring new ways to make learning authentic and thinking-centered.
I was a language arts teacher, at the middle level, for 13 years, my entire career, and this year I embarked on a new journey- I am a literacy specialist. It is my dream come true!
I’ve also work as a lab classroom for the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC). Teachers attending PEBC’s Thinking Strategies Institute learn how to support students’ deep understandings by analyzing the thinking strategies that proficient learners use to make sense of complex text and challenging content. Attendees also visit PEBC Lab Classrooms like mine to see teachers and students using the thinking strategies in action.
Mama and Partner- Party of 5
My family is another passion of mine. It was a long road to get us to this Party of 5, so I do not take it for granted! My husband and I have been married for 13 eventful years. We have a ten year old daughter, Bre. We have a four year old son, Brady, and a two year old son, Ryder.
Like all working parents, my husband and I are a circus act trying to juggle everyone’s needs. I was really fortunate to be able to take a couple of years off with our kids, so being back in the classroom now feels like the right place to be.
THANK YOU for taking time to think with me. It’s an exciting time to be in education.