Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education BS in Early Childhood Development MA in Special Education MA in Autism
I'm originally from California and made my way to Idaho through a 5 year stop in Oregon. I spent many years in finance before realizing it was no longer for me and I went back to school, where I studied at Southern Oregon University. I fell in love with learning so much that I received a double Bachelor's Degree and immediately went on to obtain my first Master's Degree. I moved to the Treasure Valley in 2103, when I started my teaching here at Chaparral. I still love learning and recently went back to school, where I received a second Master's Degree, this time in Autism (2021).
I have been married for over 20 years and have four children. A fun fact about me is I have a small hobby farm, including goats, cows, and alpacas to name a few.
A few of my favorites:
Sweet Treat: Cinnamon Bears and Hot Tamales
Drink: Iced Tea and pretty much anything from Dutch Bros
Color: Pink and Purple
Restaurant: I love trying new places, I’ve been on a Cajun kick lately
Hobbies: Reading, Family, the Farm
Pets: The spoiled ones: Mufasa and Simba – King Charles Cavaliers
Favorite Movie: The Original Lion King and yes, my dogs are named after the movie. I also have a Sarabi (goat), Rafiki (cat)