I am proud to call Komachin Middle School my "second home." I'll be hosting 8th graders in my ELA classes this year, as well as teaching one section of US History. I grew up in Tacoma, WA where I graduated from Henry Foss High School (go Falcons!). I stuck around the Pacific Northwest and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington (go Dawgs!) majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Studies. After exploring a few career options, I returned to school and earned a Master in Teaching from The Evergreen State College (go... Geoducks?!) in 2006. I've taught at Komachin (go Wolves!) since 2012. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, baking, hiking, and winning at cribbage.