Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Eastern Illinois University Masters of Technology and Curriculum Design George Mason University
Born and raised in Alton, Illinois, my husband and I moved to the Pacific NW about 12 years ago - after spending a few years in Florida and then northern Virginia. Before becoming a mom, I was a teacher for 11 years. My experience includes two years teaching 6th grade Language Arts, four years in 5th grade, three years as an Instructional Coach for technology integration, and two years at the Science Tech Magnet Program in the Issaquah School District. I returned to the classroom and taught third grade at Fall City Elementary before stepping into my current role as a K-5 Coding Specialist and District Tech Leader!
I have two daughters: Natalie is a 7th grader at Chief Kanim Middle School and Charlotte is a 3rd grader here at Fall City Elementary. My family owns a 1985 Vanagon Westfalia, which means we spend our summer taking road trips and camping all over Washington and Oregon. We love to be outside and hike, rock climb, and ski whenever we get the chance.
I am merely mediocre at cooking, cleaning, and crafting, but I do all three on a fairly regular basis - maybe less so now that I'm working full-time. I have a weakness for chai tea lattes, reality television, and the chance to sleep in!