I am a proud graduate of St. Martin's, earning my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education, with an emphasis on reading in 1999. I received my Master's Degree in Education in 2003 from Grand Canyon University. I earned my National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy in 2008.I'm excited to be teaching 1st grade again at Mountain View Elementary. I have been teaching here since 2014, my first three years at 1st grade and the past three years at 2nd grade. Prior to coming to the North Thurston Public Schools, I taught 2nd grade for two years and Resource for 4 years in the Clover Park School District. I also have 5 years of experience teaching Resource and was a TOSA (math coach)/Title 1 teacher for 4 years in Aberdeen.