I was born in Great Falls, Montana and attended Great Falls High School (I was a Bison) where I played varsity tennis and played the clarinet in the band. My favorite memory was all the many hours (Montana is a very LARGE state) my friends and I spent in a school bus traveling Montana on band tour or tennis trips. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in 1998 from Montana State University. After graduation, I moved to Denver where I started my career with Denver Public Schools teaching 6th grade math, science and reading at Cole Middle School. In 2000, I decided to make a move from middle school to high school. I moved to John F. Kennedy High School where I taught earth science, marine biology, chemistry and 9th grade academy for the past 17 years. While at JFK, I was very involved with Student Council, as well as coaching track and cross country. In 2006, I completed a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Phoenix.
My favorite thing about being a teacher and a coach is teaching my students/athletes about life. I feel it is important to teach them how to be happy and successful in their everyday life as well as how important it is to be a good friend, a classmate and a teammate. I want my students and athletes to live with integrity and confidence. I spend what little free time I have with my husband, Terry, and my 2 German shepherds, Jager and Stryder. I enjoy running, working out, hiking, watching movies, riding roller coasters and eating…I am always eating. I am very excited about becoming a Nighthawk.