Miss Boswell's Bio

For me, it is much easier to explain how to conjugate a verb or how to use the past tense in the Spanish language than it is to explain who I am as an individual and as a professional. I never have been one to "brag" about myself, but I can tell you, however, that I did not start off being quite so curious about the Spanish language when I first began taking classes as a freshman in high school. For some reason though, I gravitated toward the subject and discovered that I enjoyed it more than I ever thought I would. In all fairness, I had some wonderful teachers along the way who made Spanish fun and very easy to learn.

I am a graduate of Jeffco Schools and I am a Standley Lake graduate. I am a firm believer in the idea of "Once a Gator, always a Gator," and it seems that I have taken that belief to heart by returning to SLHS as a teacher. Some might say that I bleed blue and green. I had a handful of teachers, counselors, and administrators during my time at SLHS that made a lasting impression on my heart, and it is because of their influence that I decided to "pay it forward" and become an educator. After graduating, I left the comforts of SLHS to attend the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with an emphasis in secondary education, as well as a Liberal Arts minor in music. This is my 18th year of teaching, having spent 14 of those years here at SLHS. In December of 2011, I completed the requirements for my Master's Degree in School Counseling and I am currently enrolled in classes for my 2nd Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with anticipations of graduating in December. I'm still not quite sure what I want to be when I grow up and want to have a few options for when I finally decide on my "big girl job."

When I am not in the classroom, I can be found up at the SLHS softball field while watching a game (or two), in the stands at the NAAC cheering on Gator soccer, sitting rink side at the Promenade, watching some Gator hockey, or rooting for the Gator Poms team during competition season. I am the ultimate Gator fan and it's almost always a game of "Where's Boswell?," as kids and parents alike try to pick me out of the crowd! Since I don't have any children of my own, I love going to support and cheer on "my kids" at their various sporting events and other extracurricular activities throughout the school year. Doing so helps me with getting to know who they are as individuals outside of my classroom. If you don't see me at an SLHS function, you can almost always find me spending time with my family and friends, working in the yard, or going for a leisurely ride on the Harley.

"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away."

- John Dewey

My Harley Davidson, Jake.

Parque del Triunfo - Granada, Spain

Overlooking Madrid from the Palacio Real.