How long have you been working at Hopkins and how long in education?
I have been at Hopkins since 1994 and working in education for 28 years.
Where did you grow up and how long have you lived in this area?
I was raised in Holladay, Utah but I have lived in Aberdeen or Cosmopolis for 30 years.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Mrs. Britain, my 6th grade teacher. She challenged me to learn in fun ways and was always encouraging.
What do you enjoy about working with preschoolers and their families?
I love working with preschool kids. Their joy of learning and being amazed by what they figure out. The huge hugs and smiles they give. Getting to know the families and being a support is fulfilling and always interesting.
What do you do when you are not at school?
I go on lots of dog walks, love to read and do puzzles, play cribbage with my husband, and spend time with family.
What is something that never fails to make you laugh or smile?
Hearing a baby laughing, pure joy.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to fly. Those are the best dreams I have.