Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year. I am excited to join the team at Mitchell Elementary. This will be my 20th year teaching in Jefferson County. I started my career teaching special education for 6 years. After that, I began my classroom experience teaching fourth grade at Shelton Elementary in Golden. The last seven years, I have been teaching second grade.
My academic career started with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science from University Washington. I worked in a center program for students diagnosed with Autism. Then, I made the move to Denver, Colorado where most of my family lives. I attend the University of Colorado-Boulder campus for my Master's degree in Elementary Education. I continued my education with an endorsement in Special Education.
My passion outside of school involves rescuing dogs. For three years, I have been volunteering with Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue. I volunteer about 5 hours a week helping out with various tasks. I am currently fostering my eighth foster dog. I have had her since February. She may end up being my foster failure.
8:00-8:15 Soft Start
8:15-9:10 Science/Social Studies
9:55-11:30 Reading Workshop
12:20-1:20 Writing Workshop
1:20-1:40 Word Work
1:40-1:45 Brain Break
2:45-2:55 Planners/Clean Up