Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Ed. NNU, 1983 MA Arts Integration Lesley University, 2009
I've been officially teaching for 24 years, but began "teaching" on my front porch before I ever stepped through the doors of a classroom. Both of my parents spent their days working as a teacher, principal or administrator in public education, so I guess you could say it's in my blood!
I love teaching, and especially love third graders. For me, it's the perfect age...just enough independence, but young enough to still love on you! These 8-9 year olds bring a smile to me every day!
When not in the classroom, I enjoy checking up on my three grown sons and daughter-in-law, spending time with my extended family, and eating my brother Tim's slow-smoked pulled pork! It's every bit as good as Goodwood! I also love catching a good movie with friends, and curling up with my dog Jackson, and a good read on my comfy chair at home.
Once school is out, you can find me camping with family in McCall, or spending weeks on the Oregon Coast most summers. I love traveling, and getting outside in the beautiful Northwest that we are blessed to live in!
I am thrilled to be teaching here at Chief Joseph! I love the staff, the support, and especially the amazing kids here that we have the privilege of teaching.