Our fourth grade Team!
I grew up in Dallas and I went to college in San Antonio, where I studied Spanish and Political Science. After working at a middle school in Granada, Spain for one fun filled year, I started my teaching career in Oakland. While in California, I taught second, third, and fourth grade. Along the way, I earned my Masters in Education Policy and Leadership from Stanford University. Last year, I moved to Colorado to be closer to my family. I'm excited for year eight in the classroom and my second go around at DGS. When I am not teaching, I like watching college football (Go Card!), riding my bike (considerably slower than the other fourth grade teacher), and having fun in the mountains.
This will be my sixth year working for the Denver Green School and my fourth year as the 4th grade reading teacher. Previously, I worked for DGS in the roles of Internal Substitute and a kindergarten Student Mentor, and am excited to spend more time with the students I already know, and welcome students new to our community. I have a background in experiential education with a prior career as an Outward Bound Instructor, leading wilderness expeditions with a focus on character development, Leadership, and Service. This has influenced my teaching career with a strong focus on building a classroom community and challenging students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. I like to get my education from Universities with the initials UCD, with a bachelors degree in poetry from the University of California, Davis and a masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. Outside of school, my affinity for being active and fit is most often expressed through playing ice hockey and racing bikes.