I have taught for many years and the question that has been asked many times is "Why do you teach?" Every time I answer that it is the LOVE for the kidlets that drives me each and every day! Their smile, the things they say, their laugh, their struggles, their joy at triumphing the hard stuff. I get to enjoy each day. Who wouldn't want this job?! I am a mother of four AWESOME children, two adorable dogs, two classroom ferrets, and more cats than I can count. I LOVE the outdoors: swimming, kayaking, floating, hiking, backpacking, camping, traveling, running, and basking in the sun. BUT it has to be with my family! I feel very privileged to have children that attend and have attended Burton Elementary and for me to work here. Burton is an amazing place!