"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle."
I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of the Fireside staff! I am from the state of Washington where my goal in life was to follow in my mother's footsteps and become a professional runner. I left Washington as the fastest miler and half miler in the state and went on to compete nationally. I came to the University of Colorado on a running scholarship, but injuries ended my college running career. It really was a blessing because I found my true love in life, which is teaching. I graduated from CU with a B.A. in Kinesiology, Psychology, and Elementary Education and a M.A. in Reading and Literacy with an endorsement in Literacy K-12. I am also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. I started teaching in 2004 at Flatirons Elementary where I have taught both first and second grade.
I am an avid runner and love to hike, read, camp, and spend time with my family. I have two spirited daughters (ages 3 and 4) that are truly miracles and I am grateful for every moment I have with them.
I am looking forward to an exciting new year school year as I am determined to learn, teach, grow, and achieve with my Fireside family.