Greetings! I am excited to be working at Glendale Middle School this school year. I am new to Utah, having taught in Arizona schools for the last 22 years. My experience includes elementary school special education on the White Mountain Apache reservation, in downtown Phoenix with Creighton Schools, and at Peralta Trail Elementary in Gold Canyon, Arizona. My middle school/junior high experience includes four years in rural Georgia, three years in Apache Junction and the most recent four years at Kino Junior High in Mesa, Arizona.
While teaching is my passion, I have a life beyond school as well. I have been married to my husband for 28 years and together we have three children. My youngest and only daughter is a student at Arizona State University. My middle son is currently in a graduate program in Munich, Germany. Finally, my oldest son is in a nursing program here in Utah.
When I am not in school I enjoy many pastimes. I am an avid reader and hiker. My husband and I have enjoyed discovering the beautiful mountains in Utah. Come winter, I look forward to dusting off my skis and snowshoes. When I can’t be outside, I like to stay flexible with yoga classes, and I am challenging myself (albeit not very successfully) to learn to play the ukulele.
I look forward to a fabulous year with our students. I will do my utmost in the classroom and campus to help our Glendale Lynx.