I grew up in small towns in Colorado (Montrose and Lamar), was valedictorian of my graduating class, and a National Merit Scholar. For college, I attended the University of Chicago, where I was on the Dean’s List every quarter and graduated with honors. I also studied for a year abroad in Varanasi, India, which was totally awesome. Especially for somebody who had never left the United States! After college, I worked as a pastry chef for three years (everybody needs a useful skill) before attending Law School at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I graduated Order of the Coif and clerked for Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. on the Supreme Court of Colorado for one year after graduation.
After practicing appellate litigation for ten years, my husband and I decided that we needed to be doing more to support the next generation. So, I changed careers and here I am! It has been a big change going from attorney to high school teacher. But, totally worth it. The kids at Northfield are the best. 🙂