I am fortunate to teach ELA in fifth grade. I love everything having to do with reading and
writing. I always have a book I am reading and love to spread the joy of reading to others.
I enjoy teaching writing to children because they have so much to say! Showing kids how to use thinking maps and organize their writing makes it easier for them to focus on what they
want to say.
I have been teaching for 17 years. I started in the district at Val Vista Lakes, taught for
a brief time in Michigan, and returned to Arizona. I have taught the following grades: 1, 2,
3, and 5th. My favorite is always what I am currently teaching.
After living in Michigan for 10 years, my husband and I were desperate to get back to AZ!
I have two daughters that also go to school in Gilbert. I have a 7th grader at Greenfield Jr.
High and a 5th grader at Highland Park.
When I am not busy carpooling I enjoy working out and spending time outside with my family.
I love teaching because of the kids! I love assisting them to become the best they can be!