I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Education from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state. I tutored middle school and high school students, and homeschooled my son while putting myself through college.
After graduations, I moved my family to Arizona where I took a first grade teaching position.
During my 20 years as a professional educator I have taught as a substitute teacher for a year, taught first grade for eight years, fifth grade for 10 years and sixth grade math for one year. I have also taught middle school math, as well as math and science for first and second grade students during summer school.
Currently, I am a substitute teacher for the district that gave my first teaching job and I am tutoring for a homeschooling co-op.
I love learning and I enjoy sharing that passion with others. As an educator my goal is to teach students how to learn and encourage them to become life long learners.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pacific Lutheran University - Bachelor in Arts, Education
My interests are vast, however social studies, history in particular, is something I enjoy spending my free time studying. As for hobbies, I try to get involved in anything that allows me to be creative. I have done everything from planning birthday parties and weddings to redesigning rooms and landscapes.