Math, History and Religion
I am so delighted to be coming back to St. Joseph’s! First and foremost, I am a mother of three incredible, grown children who have all attended St. Joe’s. Tori, Lysa, and Christopher are the caring, confident individuals they are because of their time at St. Joseph’s School. It feels great to be able to give back to a community that has given so much to my family through the years. I hope to convey to all my students’ parents how much I will care for, educate, challenge, and cultivate confidence in your children because you have entrusted your children to me and I take my job very seriously.
I have been an educator since 1997, working with students (2nd – 12th grade) in various capacities and various subjects (math, science, English, social studies, and taekown do). Interesting fact about my three children and myself: We are all taekwon do blackbelts of varying degrees. I instructed and owned a taekwon do business for 13 years right here in the Snoqualmie Valley! I have had training and experience in motivating, cultivating self-esteem and fostering accountability. As my three children began to go off to college, I made the decision to return to school as I wanted to be an educator in a school environment. I earned my B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) from Western Governors University. My passions are and always have been, math and science. Two of my three children went on to college and have pursued STEM degrees.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, skiing, snowboarding, cycling, hiking, and spending time with family. I have been a parishioner at Holy Innocents for 22 years. Faith has always guided my life and I believe it has led me back to St. Joseph’s.
I was born in the Bronx, NY and raised on Long Island. I am an East Coaster at heart, mostly because most of my family is there!
I love teaching at St. Joseph’s! The students are so respectful and kind-hearted. Mostly, I love that the students are an extended family to each other because they are a truly cohesive group. Teaching middle school-aged students is exactly what I thought it would be: sweet, special, and humorous at times!
I believe that teaching is about conveying the information in many different ways, kindling a desire for learning in your students, and nurturing your students’ spirits so that they may soar with wings of their own.
I am a 3rd Dan Black Belt and feel that the tenets of taekwon do apply to life. I see them carried out by students here at St. Joseph’s daily: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.