I have been teaching since 1986 and have taught everything from K-8 to special education. I started teaching at AJ West in 1993. I graduated high school from The American School in London, England. In 1986, I graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Education and with a science minor. I have a Masters Degree in Education and earned my NBPTS certification in 2009. In 1987, I married my best friend, Mr. Stewart who teaches 6th grade in room 1. We have 3 kids whom have all gone through AJ West; 1 is a senior in high school, 1 is a sophomore at Oregon State University, and 1 is a junior at the University of Portland. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family camping, cycling, and going to sporting events. We also enjoy spending time at Shasta Lake in California.