Have you ever been given the advice to find what you love and make a living out of it? When I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2001 with my teaching certificate I jumped into education with both feet running and have never looked back. I have found what I love, empowering students to believe in themselves so that they can make a difference in this world. Education is the key to unlocking doors. Meaningful learning is my passion, so I am continuously taking new classes, and learning new ideas to incorporate into my classroom! I hope to instill a love for learning and a desire to persevere. Wow, what an amazing opportunity we have together this year!