"Make each day your masterpiece" ~ John Wooden
As I welcome my 14th year of teaching middle school, I am excited to have such incredible group of students in my Health classes this year. I started my teaching career in the South Bronx, NY in 2003. After a remarkable experience living within the cement jungle of NYC, I found my way home to our beautiful Pacific Northwest. I have lived throughout Oregon, Washington, Canada (BC), spending most of my time here in the City of Trees, graduating from Nampa High School.
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're not crushing it in the classroom, you can find me at play with my two amazing, awesome and wild little boys. I 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 our beautiful landscape with my kiddos :)