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I grew up in Arvada, Colorado, and I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I majored in Environmental Science and minored in Biology. I then went on to earn my Master’s degree in Language Arts, Secondary Education. I have been teaching for thirteen years and six of those years have been at Vanguard West. I currently teach Reading and English Language Arts for 5th and 6th grades. I enjoy playing and coaching volleyball, cats, reading, being outdoors, and traveling. I have also been taking the 6th grade students on their class trip to Outdoor Lab each year.Email
Teaching has long been a calling in my life. As I enter my twenty-first year as an educator (15th as a lead instructor), the question--Why do I teach-- becomes even more difficult to answer. I feel a bit like Socrates. All I know is that I don't know. Am I teaching to hone the mind of the next great intellect? Am I engendering character among the masses? Am I searching for Truth or the meaning of our existence? There are so many reasons I teach. It is impossible to boil it down to a few words. Teaching and learning are essentials in my life. Where can those necessities be found? The schoolhouse has them in abundance. My academic background includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver, a variety of graduate coursework both in and out of education, and an ever curious mind that feeds off of books of a variety of genres and disciplines. When I am not at school, I am usually parenting some combination of six children. When I can steal a moment for myself, I enjoy being active and competing in a variety of games.Email
I have been teaching Vanguard Classical School- West for six years. I have taught 4th-6th grade for eight years total. I earned my bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in K-6 Literacy in 2012. This past spring I earned my master’s degree at the University of Denver in education leadership and policy.I'm about to start a new adventure in becoming a mom for the first time! In my free time, I love baking, cooking, hiking, and spending time with my husband and my dog. I am an avid reader and I also enjoy writing. I love learning and strive to create an environment where my students also love to learn. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”Email
I'm a lifelong learner, I originally went to school for fine arts, then graphic/web development and now I am pursuing Elementary Education. I have worked in Education for 3 years,from an office setting in data entry to delivering instruction in literacy, reading comprehension, social studies and science. In my free time I like to bake, watch BBC mysteries and make art. I am so excited to be here for my first year at the Vanguard classical school.