I earned my BA in English with teaching credentials from Colorado State University. I completed my MA in Reading at the University of Northern Colorado where I am also currently an adjunct professor. I taught a myriad of writing and reading classes at Fort Lupton High School before joining the staff at Webber Middle School. I have also coached football, rugby, and track and field.
I love to see how students' abilities grow over time. I really enjoy helping students become cognizant of that growth and the way this understanding leads to more student self-confidence. I hope I help students realize that consistent effort produces positive results.
I hunt and fish as often as I can, usually with family and/or friends. I am a fly fishing guide for Estes Angler in the summertime. I read often, write some, and video games are a guilty indulgence. I also play the drums.
My classroom is a safe place where laughing is encouraged and learning is paramount. I try to offer student choice as often as is prudent. I believe in the I do, we do, you do model of instruction, but I strive to empower students by encouraging them to take responsibility for their own education.