I have been teaching for 20 years. The last 9 years have been at Riffenburgh!
Everyday I learn something new from my students.
It is so exciting to observe and participate in learning each day!
The creative and unique ways that the students demonstrate new understandings
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. This story touches my heart as it shows the power of a child's love. It teaches the lesson that what is important is on the inside, not on the outside.
Longmont, Colorado. This is where I lived most of my childhood. However, Fort Collins is the hometown in my heart. All three of my adult children were born in Fort Collins and attended Riffenburgh!
I enjoy traveling, cooking, reading, and hiking in the mountains. I especially like to spend time with my family doing these activities.
It is not "my" classroom, but "our" classroom. I consider the students, as well as myself, part of a learning community. We strive to do our best and demonstrate respect to ourselves and others. The classroom is a warm and safe place where each student is valued.