I am so happy to be here at St. Charles for my fifth year as a middle school ELA teacher. I have taught at the middle school level in Catholic schools for my entire teaching career. After spending some time at home with my children, I returned as a Spanish teacher for a couple of years, but teaching language arts and literature is my passion. Teaching for over 30 years has given me so many opportunities to be enriched by students and their families. I cherish each path I have crossed and the many lifelong connections I have made.
My husband and I have four children who are grown and on their own, and our oldest got married this summer. In our free time we really enjoy staying active outside in all seasons-- kayaking, biking, golfing, hiking, and snowshoeing are some of our favorite activities. Of course I am an avid reader, and I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and Pilates. My love of learning inspires me to travel to as many new places as possible. Each year we pick a new place to explore. This year we hiked over 70 miles through the Grand Canyon and Utah's National Parks. Because my husband and I share a love of theater, music, history, and other cultures, traveling allows us to learn even more about our world. I even have dual citizenship!
I am grateful to be able to teach at St. Charles and guide my students to become lifelong readers and writers, along with sharing my faith on a daily basis with them. I also appreciate the sense of community and the supportive staff at St. Charles. I look forward to another awesome year together, continuing to build our faith!!
"For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything." Hebrews 3:4
Building Our Faith