I was born and raised here in Durango and my love for math and desire to be a math teacher began at Escalante Middle School. I graduated from Durango High School in 2001 and almost immediately moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Georgia Tech. During my time at Tech I spent most of my free time watching the Yellow Jackets on the football field and the basketball court. After college I found a career in sales and marketing with a Fortune 500 company and spent 4 years with them. After having my second child, I realized that I wanted to return to my dream of teaching math and began to pursue my Master’s Degree in Education. Upon completion of my Master’s program, my children and I returned to Durango. In the chaos of moving across the country and the need to establish myself quickly, I began working in Real Estate. I remained in the Real Estate industry for 5 years, until I again felt the pull of teaching in my heart.
It has taken me many years and careers to get me to the place I am today, and I am excited to begin my teaching career here at Big Picture. I have spent much of my free time tutoring middle school and high school math students and understand the difficulties that students in high school face when it comes to math. My goal is to make each student a little less afraid of math and maybe somewhere along the way make them like it a little more.
Since my move back to Durango I have met and married my husband Ty, who is a Biology teacher at DHS. We, along with my kids Ava and Darion, enjoy camping and hiking when we aren’t busy with Ava’s competitive dance or Darion’s multiple sports teams. Much of my extended family lives in Durango still and we try to get together with them as much as possible.