English Language Development
I am thrilled to be Fireside’s English Language Development Teacher! I have been in the district for 20 years, and began my journey at Fireside in 2009 as an ELD teacher. Over the years I have also taught kindergarten, third and fourth grades, and spent four years teaching at international schools in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Quito, Ecuador. My passions in teaching include bringing mindfulness and an appreciation of diversity to my students, building relationships with my students and their families, and helping each one feel proud of who they are and accept others for being their authentic selves.
I am originally from Los Angeles, California, but spent most of my years growing up in Omaha, Nebraska. I moved to Boulder to attend CU and fell in love with living near the mountains. I received my BA in Kinesiology, and after spending a few years skiing in Steamboat, I returned to CU to earn my MA in Elementary Education with an emphasis on educating culturally and linguistically diverse students. I love to travel and visit far out places, getting to know the beauty of the world, it’s people, and diverse cultures. I also love to play outside and enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, yoga, photography, and discovering great campsites! I feel so fortunate to have an amazing family that loves to do all these adventures together! My husband is also a teacher, and we get so much joy from watching our kids, 11 & 13, develop into caring, adventurous, and responsible global citizens.