Teaching is my passion! I am so excited for my first year teaching at Buckman in the K-2 SES classroom! Before teaching at Buckman, I was a special educator for 5 years, teaching at Serendipity Center in Portland, OR. During my time at Serendipity I taught classes ranging from early elementary to middle school. No matter the age group, I love creating hands-on, fun and engaging lessons! I use a Universal Design for Learning appraoch to play to each student's unique interests.
I graduated with a M.S in Special Education from Western Governors University in 2020 and a B.A in Special Education from Western Washington University in 2011.
Outside of teaching I enjoy reading and snuggling my two cats, hiking, playing music, and eating all the great food Portland has to offer!