I attended the Evergreen State College after graduating from Capital High School in Olympia. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree from Evergreen, I attended City University where I received my teacher certification and master's degree. The summer I completed my teaching program, I was hired by Yelm Community Schools as a 7th Grade Language Arts Block teacher. My experience in Yelm includes 7th and 8th grade Language Arts, Honors, and 8th and 9th grade Support Reading. I also coached girls soccer for five years. During the summer of 2012, I moved to the North Thurston School district. I taught 6th grade at Olympic View Elementary for two years before moving to Mountain View Elementary where I taught 6th grade. Last year, I taught 5th grade for the first time and am happy to be teaching 5th grade again this year. The 2017-2018 school year will be my 19th year teaching!