I currently live in Reno, Nevada. I am a native to the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Madras, Oregon. I graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. During my undergraduate studies, I studied abroad in Macerata, Italy and traveled to several Western European countries. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Willamette University.
I have experience teaching various grade levels in both public and private schools. The majority of my experience comes from teaching at the elementary level, specifically fourth and fifth grade. I also have experience with preschool and middle school students.
Upon starting a new position in the private sector in the Kansas City area, I was assigned the task of creating and managing a resource room. I taught students ranging in grades from Kindergarten to eighth grade, as well as both learning disabled and gifted students. I am genuinely passionate about education and enjoy finding the creativity potential in every subject.