Eighth Grade Language and Literature
Phone: 495-1149 ext. 4124
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in English - UCCS - 2008 Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction - UCCS - 2011 Masters's Degree in English with Writing Emphasis - Univ. of Neb. 2020 Secondary Teaching License English - Colorado
I love working at Horizon because we have such great students, staff, and parents at this school. I love teaching language arts, too. I enjoy introducing my students to new authors and new literature and the interesting discussions that follow. Writing is also an important part of my classroom, and I feel that it is an essential communication skill for today and later in students' lives. We work hard, but it is so much fun to watch my students learn and grow throughout the year.
This will be my tenth year teaching at Horizon. I taught sixth grade for eight years, and this is my second year teaching eighth grade. Before teaching, I substituted and volunteered in District 49 for twelve years. My education background includes a B. A. in English (2008) from UCCS, an M. A. in Education (2011) from UCCS, and an M. A. in English with a writing emphasis (2020) from the University of Nebraska. I grew up in Wyoming, but my husband and I have lived in Falcon for twenty-two years where our three sons grew up and graduated from Falcon High School. In my spare time, I like to quilt, read, and work in my garden.