4th & 5th Grade Literacy
University of Northern Colorado, BA
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies – Primary Certified, Lower Elementary Certified
Bixby School since 2018
Teaching is a tremendous passion of mine; for me there is no better job than inspiring young minds. My background in Montessori provides me with a toolbox of skills to create a joyous classroom where learners are motivated and each child’s unique gifts and talents are fostered and celebrated. It is because of this investment in honoring the whole-child that I was inspired to join the exceptional team at Bixby. Looking for best-practice solutions to meet the needs of diverse learners is an aspect of education I am deeply invested in. I have been a teacher for ten years locally in Colorado, as well as abroad, in Chile, Peru, Switzerland and Nepal. Three years ago I established a school in Nepal with a close friend and we continue to grow the project each year. Through these varied experiences teaching abroad, it is evident that all students have an innate curiosity that should be cultivated and encouraged. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy getting lost in a good book, crocheting hats (while watching movies with my cat), and exploring the vast natural landscape of Colorado.