I’ve lived in Utah my entire life and attended elementary through high school in Ogden. I have three amazing daughters, Chelsea, Lauren, and Ryann, and one darling grandson, Marley. In June of 2018, I married my best friend, Jason Schaefer.
Once my youngest child was in kindergarten, I returned to school to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming an elementary educator. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Weber State University with degrees in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
My deepest passion in life is learning and I believe that children should have the opportunity to discover the magic of learning for themselves. I firmly believe that when children are interested in, and see the relevance of what they are learning, their natural curiosity takes hold and provides a deep motivation and inspiration to learn. For me, there is nothing more exhilarating than seeing a child discover the joy of learning!
I love Ascent Academy! Our mission is my passion! I deeply care about meeting the diverse learning needs of all of my students and helping them to learn what they love, and love what they learn!
My hobbies include reading, gardening, writing, spending time with my family, and learning about the incredible diversity in our world. I also enjoy problem solving and critical thinking, which is likely why I adore math and science.
I am so fortunate to work at Ascent Academies and I look forward to teaching and learning with your child this year!
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression & knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein