I love to teach! I was originally hired to teach a 4/5 multiage class at Union Hill School. After a couple of years, when there were enough students, I was moved to fourth grade. When Mr. Murphy retired, I was able to take my class of fabulous fourth grade students up to fifth grade. My current assignment has led me to teach third grade where I am enjoying learning right along with my students.

I grew up in Auburn, and I graduated from Placer High School (Go Hillmen!). I continued my education at Chico State University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and acquired my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. To further my education, I then attended Sacramento State University where I obtained my Master’s Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

I live in Grass Valley with two very entertaining cats, Gracie Mae and Black and White.  I adopted them as little tiny kittens seven years ago, and now there is never a dull moment in my house! They constantly show me how much they love me by bringing me mice, birds, bats, gophers, moles, and snakes. When I am not cleaning up after my cats,  I enjoy hiking, working outside, reading, and working with cattle.


Color – green
Hobby – hiking and reading
TV shows – Lost (Yes, I’m just getting around to watching it), Big Bang Theory, The Man in the High Castle, Person of Interest, and Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Drink – Jamba Juice
Store – any store on the internet especially Brighton Jewelry
Favorite Authors – Dean Koontz and Lisa Gardner, Avi, Jerry Spinelli, and Sharon Creech
Birthday – May 5th (Cinco de Mayo – every Mexican
restaurant has a party just for me!)
Favorite Splurge – Caroline’s Coffee (decaffeinated)
Special Talent – Baking Snickerdoodle cookies

Favorite NFL Team: Seahawks!