Our fourth grade Team!
I am so excited to be a part of the Denver Green School 4th grade team! I was born and raised in Chicago, so I love to cheer for the Chicago Bears and White Sox. When I was a senior in college, I moved to Guadalajara, Mexico to complete my Student Teaching. I started my teaching career in the Chicagoland area and then moved out to Denver, where I landed at DGS- my dream school. I greatly enjoy working with our school community and with a supportive group of colleagues. Most recently, I've transitioned into the role of working mother and I have a new appreciation for all the amazing parents of DGS students.
This will be my ninth 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.