I moved to Fort Collins in 2020 from Atlanta, GA where I spent the previous 15 years of my life. I am married and have two amazing kids and two furry babies, all of which keep me very busy. I received my bachelor's in Accountancy from Western Michigan University. I worked in public accounting for 7 years before going back to school and becoming a teacher. I earned my Master's in Teaching from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. The day I started teaching, I stopped looking at the clock wishing that time would pass by a little faster and started looking at the clock wondering where all the time went. I love my job and haven't looked back once. Throughout my career, I have taught every grade except 2nd.
My favorite part of Traut is the students! The student body at Traut is respectful, caring, diligent, and fun. It is a special place.
I love the easy access to hiking, biking, and paddleboarding here in Fort Collins and spend as much of my free time as possible enjoying those activities. I also love to sit down and pick up a book to truly detach and relax. On a rainy or cold day, my daughter and I like to bake together. We also enjoy traveling as a family and exploring as many new places as possible.
Kate DiCamillo and Roald Dahl are my two favorite children's authors. Their creativity never ceases to amaze me.
Personally, I enjoy ready biographies, memoirs, and time period novels.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
My classroom is a place where all students learn. We work hard, have fun, and care about each other in room 217!