As a teacher, I have the privilege of witnessing amazing growth and the joy of learning every day. Thank you to parents for being your child's first, and most important teacher. We are all life long learners; as a teacher, I work to provide the resources and a solid learning foundation so children can grow, achieve, and succeed. When I am not teaching, I can be found spending time with my family, hiking, gardening, paddling, swimming, biking, skiing, reading, and playing music. I enjoy living on the coast and spending time outside. I grew up in Longview, Washington. I have degrees from Whitman College and University of Portland.