I am excited to be joining the team at Ascent! I have been teaching for 11 years in Utah charter schools in a variety of grades but most recently 6th grade English. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from BYU-Provo and my Masters of Education from Southern Utah University.
I grew up in multiple western states as my dad was in the navy, but call Washington State home. I am the oldest of five children. Music was a large part of my life growing up and opened many doors for me. I have known since high school I wanted to go into education, and all these years later I still know I belong here. Both my parents passed on a love of education and although only my mother was an educator in career, both my parents are now teaching English to foriegn university students. I went off to college with no intention of staying in Utah after graduation, and yet...here I am. I have grown to really love and understand the beauty and the families here.
My hobbies include sewing, singing, and playing the flute. I have two kitties who I spoil, and I recently dove into the world of fostering kittens. It was an adventure. As a Seattle girl, I'm not a fan of the summer heat or winter cold here but I do enjoy the outdoors in the spring and fall.
This year is going to be great!