I'm so excited to work with the students at Fireside Elementary! I love teaching and working with children! Over the past 17 years I have taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades as well as literacy intervention and place a strong emphasis on social emotional well-being and whole child education. As a life-long learner I hold a BS in Parks, Recreation and Outdoor Education for Northern Arizona University, an MS in Elementary Education from Lehman College in NYC, and regularly attend professional workshops. After beginning my teaching career in New York City public schools, I moved to the beautiful mountains of Colorado to live the dream! When I'm not teaching I enjoy hiking, skiing, baking, reading, eating, and playing with my two incredible girls and my dedicated husband Theo.