Degrees and Certifications:
Augsburg, B.A. U of M Twin Cities, M.Ed.
Hello families and students,
I was born, raised, and now live in St. Paul. I'm married with 3 children. We enjoy family game nights, movie and pizza nights, hiking, puzzles, reading, and listening to music. We got our first pet in 2019, a chocolate mini poodle named Cocoa Bear. In May 2020, we added a teddy bear dog named Scooter.
I've been with SPPS since 2000 in a variety of roles which include: special education TA, classroom teacher for 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade, math lead, math coach, math specialist, and testing coordinator. In 2021, after 10 years out of the classroom, I returned to the classroom as a 4th grade teacher at MCAS. I truly enjoy being a classroom teacher and the adventures it brings.
I look forward to getting to know you and your student, and all the wonderful things we will learn as a community.
I try to use a blend between iPad and paper and pencil learning. Here are the apps we use to support our learning:
Showbie - primarily for our math review
Schoology - primarily for Literacy and Social Studies
Clever - phonics, Reading A to Z, Tumblebooks, Epic!, IXL
I typically respond to messages between 10:30 and 11, and 4:15 and 4:45pm.