I graduated from Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington) with a Bachelors degree in English and PreK-6 Teaching Certificate.
I became a certified Reading Recovery teacher through George Mason University.
I taught Kindergarten (and a year of First Grade) at Stratford Landing Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, from 1999-2006.
I started teaching at Shepardson in 2007.
I grew up in Reston, Virginia, which is a peculiar little suburb of Washington, D.C. After college, I moved to Woodbridge, Virginia, which is best known for its giant outlet mall. I got married, and had two fabulous boys who you might have seen around Shepardson. Jimmie and I decided to move to Fort Collins after visiting my sister. We moved here in 2006, and we love it!
I love my family. I love teaching. I love coffee. And chocolate. I love reading and tacky crafts and biking and raising chickens. I try to garden, and am thrilled when something edible grows.