Getting to know my students and seeing them get excited about learning new things.
As a kid, I read everything written by Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and all of the Encyclopedia Brown books. As a parent, I loved Sandra Boynton, Mercer Mayer, and Jerry Spinelli books.
I am originally from Midlothian, Illinois but moved quite a bit in elementary school. I lived in Illinois, Nebraska, Oregon, and Arizona before finally settling in Merino, Colorado when I was in 5th grade.
I love to read and spend time with my family. My husband and I enjoy golfing with our two kids, Avery and Austin. Avery will be a junior in high school this year and Austin will be a freshman.
Reading has been such an important part of my life, in my classroom I hope to encourage the same love for reading that I had as a child and still have today. In addition, our classroom will have a big focus on working together and being kind. My favorite saying has always been, "In a world where you can be anything, be kind".