I'm thrilled to begin Instructional Coaching this fall. Having taught English at Arapahoe for twelve years, this new trajectory feels like a great, new way to inspire growth in Arapahoe's already-strong community. I remember asking a college professor and mentor why she chose to leave the high school classroom to work with teachers; she shared how inspired she was by shaping the students of all the teachers with whom she works. That grandiose idea has inspired me and already drives my coaching work: supporting teachers and, therefore, helping Arapahoe students be empowered, successful, lifelong learners.
Outside Arapahoe, my two favorite pastimes are being a wife and mom. My husband, Andy, is a local Realtor and my almost-two-year-old McKenna is a busy running, dancing toddler and the light of my life. I also love spending time with family and friends, lifting weights, cooking, doing yoga, seeing live music, and, of course, reading and learning.