Why I teach... I teach because I love learning and growing. I am passionate about reading and writing and want to grow this passion in my students. I believe we are all capable of amazing things and I want to help my students find this in themselves. They can accomplish anything with a little grit, hard work, and laughter.
Pre-AP 8th Grade English
8th Grade Strategic English
This is my 8th year teaching at Blevins. While at Blevins, I have taught 6th, 7th, & 8th grade English. I have also taught 6th grade geography and 7th & 8th grade Read 180. The past few years, most of my time has been spent as an instructional coach- collaborating with other teachers and supporting students who were struggling. This year I have shifted back into the classroom as my primary role and I'm absolutely loving it!!
This is my 19th year teaching. I taught in Ohio for 4 years, where I was born and raised (GO BUCKS!!) prior to moving to Colorado in 2001. I have taught in PSD ever since. Before I moved to Blevins, I was an integrated services provider in a couple of elementary schools.
I have three children- a nine year old son, Jayden and 6 year old boy-girl twins, Riley & Alia. They are wonderful and energetic. My husband & I own Piano & Guitar Institute so that and our kiddos keep us busy. We also have a golden retriever, Belle. We enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and just hanging out as a family. When I’m ready to unwind, I love doing crossfit or curling up with a good book.