I am a Pacific Northwest native from the San Juan Islands. I decided to become a teacher after volunteering in my son's sixth grade classroom. I love teaching! I went to school at Chapman University and Western Washington University. I have worked in ESL, Title One and Special Education on Whidbey Island. My rescue German Shepherd, camping and river rafting are some of my passions. Although I have taught other grades, third grade is my favorite grade level to teach!