I am excited to teach at River Ridge for the third year. Before coming to River Ridge, I taught math for 3 years at South Sound High School. Prior to that I taught math in Tumwater, Shelton and Tacoma. I love figuring out how to help students become confident math learners. I have a Masters Degree from the Evergreen State College in Math Education as well as a Masters in Teaching degree. Prior to teaching math I substitute taught in elementary and middle schools, worked as a Child Care Center Director, co-founded a clerical-training program in Boston, and worked in Egypt on village development.Besides teaching and learning math, I like to garden, hike, read novels and spend time with my delightful husband, Clark, our children and extended family. I grew up in and around Boston. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people. In addition to visiting many places in the United States, I have spent time in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Canada, Spain, Mexico and Egypt. I read, write, and speak French and Arabic. I cannot resist trying new foods of almost any variety. Adventures in learning, living and exploring are my favorite pastimes.