Degrees and Certifications:
Although it seems like I call the Grand Canyon home, I was born and raised in New Jersey. I was introduced to the Southwest after I graduated high school and volunteered for a year on the Reservation in New Mexico. I returned to Jersey and stayed for a couple years but then followed my heart back to the Southwest to Flagstaff, Arizona where I lived for about 10 years and attended NAU.
I was fortunate to obtain a teaching job at Grand Canyon School where It is certainly a privilege to live and teach. I have been here for 22 years and love this school and community. I was married on the Rim and my two children were born here.
I taught second grade for 11 years and then moved to Kindergarten where I found my passion. I love teaching Kindergarten and take joy in their excitement and love of life. Then after 10 years in Kindergarten I moved to the ELL program, working with students who have a second language in their life. This has been an exciting new challenge and I have enjoyed every minute.