This is my 29th year of teaching, 28 of those years have been in 1st grade.
I have been teaching at Ryan Elementary for 25 years.
I absolutely LOVE 1st grade!
I grew up in Arvada and went to Jefferson County schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development with a concentration in Child Development. I also have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
My family includes my husband and 2 daughters. My oldest is a senior at CU Boulder tudying biochemistry and my youngest is a sophomore at CU Boulder studying special education.
My favorite things include mexican food, reading, paddleboarding, watching movies, and just hanging out with my family.
I am looking forward to an amazing year together!
I am so happy to be part of the Ryan family! This is my 8th year teaching and 4th year at Ryan. My first year teaching, I taught literacy intervention for students K-6. This will be my 7th year teaching 1st grade.
I am originally from the Bay Area, California. I received my bachelor's degree and elementary teaching credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (the most beautiful, coastal town!) and have my Masters of Education in Literacy. My husband, Matt, and I moved from California to Colorado four years ago, and we are so happy to be in this gorgeous state.
When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy cooking and trying new restaurants, going to workout classes, reading, walking my lab, Luna, and buying plants and flowers that I don't need! My husband and I also love escaping to the mountains for skiing and snowboarding.
Ryan's community is like no other, and I am so happy to be part of it with you!
Hello First Grade Families! I am excited to be your child's teacher this year!