Phone: (208) 855.4225 ext 1130
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Applied Science, Culinary Arts Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education Psychology Minor
This is my second year at Meridian Middle School and I am excited to be working with our amazing staff and and students. This year is going to be different, and at times difficult, but I'm confident that togther we can figure out our new normal.....We Can, We Will, We Are Chiefs!
This year I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade math and math labs. I like to bring relevant problems to class, as well as using manipulatives to show the "why" of mathematics. I also incorporate online mathematic programs when necessary, or fun! I am also actively involved in Boise State's ROOT Project, with my fellow math coworkers. This is headed by the NSF and Boise State IDoTeach program, a teacher-researcher alliance of Idaho educators working to improve middle grades math achievement in modeling and problem solving!
I come from a small family, all of whom live locally, six of whom are, or were, in the education field. When I am not in the classroom, I am outdoors as much as possible. This summer I went on three camping trips (all in Idaho) that included paddle boarding, fishing, running, hiking, biking, star gazing by the fire, an unbelievable ride on the Hiawatha Trail, a relaxing ride on North America's longest gondola, and adventurous rock climbing in City of Rocks! I am also an avid reader, painter and baker. I am highly competitive and therefore LOVE sports, especially NCAA! Fall is my favorite season, not only because of the cooler weather and beautiful flora, but it's FOOTBALL SEASON; GO BIG BLUE, GO COWBOYS (Vander Esch, Moore), GO VIKINGS (Moa, Mattison)!