As a native Coloradoan who was born and raised on the Front Range, I have always loved
the outdoors. Thus, at the raw age of eighteen, I moved from Loveland to Durango to attend
Fort Lewis College and earned a degree in secondary English Education and also obtained a
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education license. My experience includes nine years
of teaching high school English, three years teaching English Language Learners at Miller
Middle School, and last year was my first year as a senior advisor at Big Picture. I am
excited to start my fourteenth year of teaching and honored to work with the seniors again
and take on Dreher’s advisory group.
I am an energetic, compassionate person who enjoys an open-ended classroom. My
philosophy focuses on the belief that educators must teach with innovation and relevancy.
I strive to make learning practical and relevant by getting to know each and every student’s
interests and learning style. I strongly support project-based learning that involves
interdisciplinary studies. I sincerely believe that every child can be academically
successful, and I do my absolute best to meet the individual needs of my students.
My family is the greatest blessing in my life. My husband Brannon and I have two boys,
Chase, age 7, and Jaxon, age 4. We enjoy hiking, swimming, riding bikes, playing baseball,
and hanging out with friends and family.