I live in Hibbard with my husband, four children, ten horses, three cats, and one dog. Our family loves to play outdoors - hiking, biking, horse riding, camping, fishing, boating, four wheeling, swimming, sledding, and snowboarding. My personal hobbies also include playing sports such as volleyball and pickleball, gardening, reading, and (of course) learning and teaching.
I first knew I wanted to be a teacher as an elementary student, organizing my mother's classroom library and decorating her bulletin boards. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from BYU-Idaho, and I earned a master's degree in Education with an Emphasis in Reading and Literacy while I was teaching 3rd grade at Kennedy Elementary. I was asked to teach future teachers at BYU-Idaho. Eventually, I transferred to teaching online classes for BYU-Idaho and PathwayConnect - classes like Children's Literature, English, Math, and other classes that students need to take to be successful learners. I was an online professor for over 10 years, and I loved it.
I am excited to be in an elementary classroom again. I feel lucky that my "work" day consists of sharing my favorite books and discovering the magic of math with my wide eyed and eager learners.