I was born and raised in Spokane. I attended Gonzaga University. My husband, Jeff, is a principal in the Central Valley School District at Riverbend Elementary. I taught 2nd grade at All Saints Catholic School for 15 years. After adopting our oldest daughter, Dacia – now a graduate of Western Washington University, I taught Kindergarten half day with Debbie Lampert. After having our youngest, Emilia, I took 7 years off from teaching. I then started substitute teaching at All Saints. I also was a classroom aide at All Saints in 4th grade. Two years ago I was blessed to be able to teach Kindergarten here. I taught the 1-2 MAC last year. I am very happy to be teaching 2nd grade again! I absolutely love the All Saints community, it is a loving and caring place driven by Catholic faith and values. It feels like home to me.