Degrees and Certifications:
BA English Literature MS Applied Linguistics (in progress)
This is my first year teaching at Rocky and I am really excited to be a part of this amazing learning community! The majority of my teaching experience happened internationally while living in Brazil. My husband and I lived there for fifteen years, and our three daughters were all born and raised there until we recently when we moved here to the Treasure Valley. I love most things Brazilian, including jiu jitsu, the beach, barbecued meat, and soccer.
I graduated in 2001 with a B.A. in English Literature, and am currently finishing up my Master's degree in Applied Linguistics. I speak Portuguese fluently and just enough Spanish and ASL to be dangerous :) and I look forward to improving in both of those languages in years to come. I am really passionate about pretty much anything that has to do with languages, whether English or others!
My educational philosophy is that I can facilitate and promote the most effective and efficient learning for my students. I expect them to work hard and earn all the knowledge and skills that they will obtain throughout my course, but I also work really hard to support them in that journey. Their success is my success. I am looking forward to this year with my sophomore classes.
This website contains everything that a student or parent needs to follow along with the instruction taking place in our classroom. If you have any doubts or considerations, please do not hesitate to email or call me.
Here's to a great year!