I received my undergrad in international business from Central Washington University. Realizing that working with children was my true passion; I went back to school and earned my teaching credentials, with endorsements in elementary education and ESL. I have been working with children now for over 17 years – preschool through 12th grade as well as teaching English as a language to children and adults. I love children for their joy in and enthusiasm for life and learning. I have two high-school age children myself, and I love spending time with them. Currently I reside in Redmond and, when not teaching, enjoy spending my time farming, hiking, biking, kayaking and reading.