I grew up in Minnesota and come from a family of educators, including a grandmother who was a kindergarten teacher and a mother who is a speech-language pathologist. I hold a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Ski trips to Colorado as a child gave me an appetite for adventure. I landed in BVSD and at Fireside in 2013, a perfect place to help kids and access the outdoors. I love working with other educators and parents to help students become strong learners and believe that all students have the ability to participate productively and be included in the regular education experience. When not working, I spend free time with my two young boys and husband, preferably outdoors.