Hi...welcome to my website. In this picture I'm with two of the loves of my life; my husband and our first grandchild, Madyson, a.k.a. "Mady." This picture was taken at her first birthday party.
I would like you to get to know me a little bit better so....
here is some information about me.
My Education and Teaching Experience...
- I received my undergraduate degree in Education from, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.
- After several years as a "full-time-stay-at-home-mom," I took classes to become a school librarian from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
- Then I received my Masters in Education from, Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona.
- I continually take educational classes/courses to keep updated....this past summer I took a class to teach writing using "Thinking Maps" called, "Write From the Beginning" and in the fall I will start taking classes on Gifted Education.
- My first classroom was in Blackfoot, Idaho. It was a Multiply-Handicapped class, with 10 students.
- Second "classroom," was the Media Center at Las Brisas Elementary. To work full-time I moved out to the Media Center at New River Elementary for two years, and then moved to Copper Creek Elementary in 1997 to open the school. I was the Teacher/Librarian for 13 years at Copper Creek Elementary.
- In 2009 I went back into the classroom...Third Grade! The 2011-2012 school year will be my third year in third grade...it will be the best year yet!!!
Husband, Elliot, and I have been married for 34 years. He has been employed since 1980 by APS, out at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.
Son, Evan, is a graduate from the University of Arizona ("Go Cats!") and currently an officer in the United States Army. He is married to Kristin, and they have our first granddaughter, Mady and on April 20th our first grandson, Landon.
Daughter, Emily, is a graduate from Northern Arizona University and University of Utah. She is married to Tim also a graduate of Northern Arizona University and University of Utah. They have two very active Labs, Swarley and Paxton.