I have a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming with an emphasis in creative arts and cultural diversity. I have two years teaching experience in Germany at a Development Center. I also have seven years of preschool teaching experience. This is my 12th year teaching at Shepardson STEM Elementary. I have spent 9 years in Kindergarten and am enjoying teaching 3rd grade currently.
I was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. I had the pleasure of growing up with two wonderful brothers. When I was in High School I met my husband. JR and I married 31 years ago. We enjoyed the early years of our marriage living in Germany and Kentucky before settling down in Ft. Collins. We are the proud parents of two beautiful children. Kellen, our son, is finishing his teaching degree while teaching full time 8th grade science in Wyoming. We are thankful to be able to see him often as we miss him tons. Julia, our daughter, is a Junior Rocky Mountain High School. She fills our house with the music she loves and keeps us smiling with her fun ways.
I love spending time with my family. We love to travel and we were grateful to explore Italy, Greece and Ireland two summers ago! Our daughter keeps us busy running to her musical activities. In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking and just being in the outdoors. I love to bake and have thought about opening a bakery someday in the future. My idea of a cozy evening with my family is cuddling up with a movie or a good book!