This is my 16th year teaching special needs students in Edgewood and my 2nd year at H.B. Gonzalez. I didn't start out my education with the idea of becoming a teacher. After high school I attended The University of Salamanca in Spain on the "Cursos de Verano" scholarship program through the American Institute of Foreign Study. After returning to the U.S., I attended Eastern Washington University and graduated with a BA degree in Geology. I was in the workforce for many years before I decided to teach. In 1998, after going through Alternative Certification and teaching for one year in Edgewood, I received my teaching certificate in Generic Special Education, PK-12. In 2004, I became certified in Elementary Self Contained, 1-8 and in 2009, I became certified as a Generalist, 1-8 as well as ESL Generalist, 1-8.
My interests outside of school are based mostly around my church, my family, and my love for animals.
I currently have two horses, two dogs, a feral cat colony of 4, a small parrot, and various other "wild critters" that call our small ranch home. I am hoping to post some pictures in the near future, so keep checking!