I am a Washington native; I was raised in Woodinville Washington from the age of five, attending public schools in Northshore School District.
My husband and I settled in Issaquah in 2002 to raise our two children. We love the Issaquah community. I have been teaching at St. Joseph School for 15 years, starting shortly after moving to Issaquah. I have a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. from Western Washington University. Before I came to SJS I taught high school English, but I love being the 7th and 8th grade language arts and literature teacher here. I also teach drama and direct the middle school play. I firmly believe the middle school years are some of the most formative years for children, and I hope to help the students prepare to be people of character, life-long learners and socially responsible citizens. In my classroom, you will find kids reading books, writing poems and performing for their classmates. I hope to inspire my students and help them develop confidence and independence before they attend high school. My room is busy and full of joyful learning. If I am not curled up with a good book or playing with paint and paper, then I am hiking with my little black lab, practicing yoga, carpooling to soccer practice, or cooking for my family. Life is good!