15 years ago I decided to pursue a career in education after my son was born due to my love of children and belief in life-long learning. It was the best decision ever!
My diverse background includes a BA in Communications, Masters in Education, and Certificate in Nutrition. I have taught 3rd and 4th grades for the past 10 years in both Windsor and Fort Collins in both Core Knowledge and Project Based Learning schools.
I am a mid-western girl from Ohio who moved to Colorado over 20 years ago because of my love for skiing and the outdoors. I've lived in various places along the front range and in the mountains, but I am very happy to call Fort Collins my home.
I love spending time with my son, walking my dog, playing tennis, hiking, biking, practicing yoga, reading, cooking, hanging out with friends, and just being in nature.
I am so excited to be part of the 5th grade team at Traut Elementary! The staff and students here are amazing!
Traut Elementary's high academic standards, integration of strong character education into instruction, implementation of the Core Knowledge curriculum, and promotion of parent-teacher partnerships is exemplary and aligns closely with my personal educational philosophies.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.