I have been teaching 5th grade for 9 years. I have 4 beautiful children. My oldest two are students at BYU Idaho. My third is serving a mission for our church in Little Rock, Arkansas. My youngest daughter and my foreign exchange daughter attend MHHS. I graduated from the University of Utah, received my teaching credentials from Rio Salado College, and received my Master's in Literacy from BSU. This year I have also been selected as an Idaho Core teacher, am a Fellow with the Boise State Writing Project, and will be furthering my education with the State Department of Idaho. My hobbies are running, reading, and spending time with my family. I also am an assistant coach for the high school speech and debate team.