Grade 5 @ Forest Trail

Welcome to the class!

Welcome to what will be a great year in grade 5 at Forest Trail!

Most of our learning and information will be shared on google classroom, but this site will serve as a launch point for that and other important links.


Parents, teachers have very little control over what goes home to your email as a "google guardian". I recommend logging in now and then as your child and taking a look through the google classroom. It's what I do with my kids.

Go Coyotes!

Our school!

One of my kiddos

About me

I am in my 20th year of teaching, and I have taught every grade, most recently grades 6 and 7 at Dr. David R. Williams. Previously I was teacher-librarian at River Oaks, grade 8 math at Boyne and K, 1, 5, 6 and math coach at Munn's.

This will be my 5th year teaching grade 5.

Outside of school, I love to go on hikes and bike rides with my family. I also love to read - specifically fantasy and science fiction and non-fiction as well. During the pandemic, I became interested in 3d printing and stocks - a strange combo!

I recently completed my first novel, a realistic science-fiction novel. It was a lot of work, but very rewarding in the end. Who knows what I'll take up next?