I never thought I would become a teacher. As a small kid growing up in Kingman, I wanted to be a Forensic Pathologist, a Doctor, a Lawyer, a writer, and a Fire-breathing Dragon. It was during my Masters program in Psychology, while working in a special needs program, did my love of teaching come to life.
I am a proud graduate of Grand Canyon University where I earned my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Special Education. I have since taught grades K - 5, worked as a Dean of Discipline, and am beyond excited to now get to teach middle school at Cedar Hills!
When I am not at the school, I spend my time with my husband, fostering babies born with substance exposure. Our own children are grown and have moved on to be amazing humans. We currently have a freshman in college (Go Boomer Sooners) and an amazing chef in the family. We are beyond proud.
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At the age of 5 I told my mom that I was going to be a teacher when I grew up. I kept this thought in mind as I went through my public education and made sure that I was doing all that I could to help me to achieve this goal. After high school I attended California State University, Fresno, where I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. I then continued my education with an additional 30 units post-baccalaureate in an Elementary Education program and many tests, where I earned my California Teaching Credential.
My experience in the classroom includes 7 months as a long-term substitute teacher in a 6th grade class in Fresno, California before moving to Kingman. I was a 5th grade teacher at Hualapai Elementary from 2015 until the end of the school year in 2019. I moved down to become a 2nd grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year, and actually began as a 2nd grade teacher for the 2020-21 school year. I then made the move to Cedar Hills as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teacher at the beginning of September.