I graduated from Boise State University with two bachelor degrees. One in Elementary Education and the other in Sociology. I have worked at a private Pre-School, taught first grade and Kindergarten. I’m most passionate about early literacy and reading with children!
I began teaching in March 1993 after graduating from the College of Idaho in December 1992. My entire teaching career has been in Marsing. I taught K-12 music for one year and then moved to Second Grade. In 1995 I was privileged to receive Reading Recovery training and at that point moved to First Grade. I have been in First Grade ever since except for teaching a combination First/Second grade classroom in SY 2013-2014. I always makes me appreciate Marsing and the closeness of the community when I go to graduation in the spring. One can watch First Graders develop into successful young adults and what a joy it is when they come back to visit and share their successes and future plans!
I completed my MA in Reading Education from BSU in 2000. Early literacy is my expertise and educational passion which is why I truly love teaching first graders.
My husband, Steve, and I have been married 41 years. We have 5 adult children and 4 adorable grandchildren. We enjoy our season tickets to BSU football games and traveling to visit family and friends. Most recently we spent our 40th anniversary sailing in the San Juan Islands with our daughter and visited British Columbia as well. This past summer we took a jet boat trip through Hell’s Canyon. Of course it’s always fun to hang out with the grandkids.
Piano is a personal passion for me and in fact I was a Piano Performance Major in the 70’s at BSC. I love accompanying choirs and musicians at Marsing. I also play the piano for my church choir which keeps me pretty busy.
I plan on teaching for a few more years and then who knows? Maybe I will give some piano lessons and travel around with my husband.
This school year is my 3rd year teaching. I have taught kindergarten, 4th grade, and now 1st. I graduated from NNU in 2013 with my teaching certificate in elementary education and with an endorsement in history. I enjoy reading, the outdoors, the Seahawks, and crafts of all kinds.