I am a career teacher with teaching experience in grades Kindergarten – Sixth Grade. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended schools in the Salt Lake City School District. My undergraduate degree was awarded by the University of Utah along with a Masters Degree in Curriculum Development and Classroom Management. I have earned endorsements in English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented, Reading Level I and Reading Level !!. I am working on completion of a Math Endorsement. My great grandmother was a teacher along with both my maternal and paternal grandmothers. My mother was a teacher in the Salt Lake City School District and taught at Washington Elementary School. My childhood home was directly across from Liberty Park. I currently live in Bennion, in the southwest part of the valley. I have three adult children and two grandchildren. My two dogs share my home and require a great deal of my attention. I enjoy reading, walking, traveling and spending time with my sons and husband. I have had the opportunity to study and travel all over Europe, Asia, Brazil, the Middle East and many major cities in the United States. Teaching is my passion. I am truly excited to join the Riley School Community as we work together to prepare all children for success.