I grew up in Montesano, WA, where I attended Elementary and Secondary School. After High School, I received an AA from Grays Harbor College and my BA in Education from St. Martin's College. I have also earned a Master's Degree in Education from Heritage College with a specialization in Professional Development.
I love using technology in my classroom, our students all use their own Chromebooks. Our view is that technology is used as a way to gather and share knowledge and ideas. Our access to the world is unlimited. Technology is invisible to today's students and I can not imagine teaching any other way.
I am so excited about teaching U.S. History. While this is my second year teaching 8th grade, I have taught the intermediate and middle grades for over 24 years. There is never a dull moment at this grade level! I was originally hired in 1998 to teach 3rd/4th grade at A. Young Elementary. The next year, I transferred to Central Park, where I taught 5th/6th grade until 2019. I chose to join the Miller staff because of their drive and dedication.
I have a passion for gardening and photography. During the summer I spend many hours in my greenhouse. My children keep me very busy and we like to travel as much as we can. We enjoy our vacations in Mexico and Tahoe. Spending time with our extended family and friends is another way we fill our lives.