I started my teaching career immediately after graduation, taking over for a teacher who had been fired mid-year due to poor classroom management. I was a whopping six years older than my students and I still have nightmares about my 5th-period class from that year. Twenty-seven years and two states later, I shifted from the classroom to the district level, supporting teachers as an ed tech coach for Aurora Public Schools in Colorado. Six years of working and learning alongside the most passionate, thoughtful, creative, and hard-working colleagues one could hope for was exactly what I needed for my next step – back into the classroom as a technology teacher and ed tech/personalized learning support for the teachers at Aurora Hills Middle School in Aurora, Colorado.

I’m passionate about equity, teaching, travel, and my beloved Longhorns and Broncos.