I am a Colorado native, living most of my life in Denver. I attended UNC for my undergraduate and graduate work in Elementary Reading. I am married and we have 6 children, and we just welcomed our first grandbaby this last April. I have been teaching for 20 years mostly in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. I taught at East Memorial 25 years ago for 4 years as a 2/3 Multiage Teacher and a Reading Teacher. I love being back in this community!! I enjoy hiking and swimming with my family. I also enjoy cooking big meals and gathering as a family for the holidays.