Welcome to 8th Grade Health!
As I welcome my 16th year of teaching middle school, I am excited to have such an incredible group of students as part of our Victory Kodiak family. I started my teaching career in the South Bronx of NYC, and after a remarkable experience living within the cement jungle, I found my way home to our beautiful Pacific Northwest. I have spent my career in West Ada School District since. I have lived throughout Oregon, Washington, Canada (BC), spending most of my time here in the beautiful City of Trees.
In our classroom, and as your child's teacher, I strive to promote and provide a safe, kind and nurturing learning environment. My educational goal for our students is to create and develop an excitement for curiosity and learning, foster discussions of tasks while exploring ideas which lead to student discovery and an increased knowledge base.
When we are not in the midst of our school day, you can find me at play with my two amazing, awesome and wild kiddos. We love to mountain bike, camp, hike, raft, ski (anything outdoors) and have recently found a new love in paddle boarding (SUP). I feel privileged to call this amazing countryside home and am fortunate to explore and travel our majestic landscape with my boys:)