Although I am a California native, I have happily called Colorado home for most of the last 20 years. I earned a psychology degree from Williams College and then continued my education with a master’s degree in English Literature from Cal State Sacramento and seven years of doctoral work in English at the CU Boulder. I spent over ten years teaching writing and literature to college students, I switched gears after the arrival of my two daughters. Volunteering at their schools gave way to communications work and a stint in journalism, working at the Front Porch in Stapleton. I am so happy to be at Northfield High School now. The faculty, staff, and students here contribute to an incredibly welcoming and inclusive culture, and I enjoy coming to work every day. It is easy to share all the good news about the school with the wider community because there is simply so much of it!