One fun fact about me was that I was born in Kodiak, AK—a small island off the coast of Alaska with a population of 13,000 people. At the age of 7, my family moved to Bend, Oregon, where I spent the rest of my childhood and teenage years. In 2010, I graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in Psychology and in 2014 I graduated from Seattle University with a Masters in Teaching in Special Education.
Because of my husband’s career, we have lived in three different states in three years, which means I have had the pleasure of teaching special education in three different schools! My experience teaching in multiple and diverse schools has helped me learn how to develop a wonderful rapport with students. I love working with families to ensure their student is receiving the best education and academic support they can.
The most important aspect of being a special education teacher is building relationships with my students. I am their biggest advocate, in and outside the classroom. The best part of my job is seeing a student make connections when working on an assignment or assessment. I believe celebrating any accomplishment, big or small, is the encouragement students need to be successful in school.
Having just recently moved to Arizona, my top priority is getting used to the HEAT! My husband and I love spending time outside (when it is cool enough) with our French Bull dog, Kuso. I enjoy trying new things, especially when it comes to food!
I offer tutoring services in K-8 subjects, executive functioning support, academic intervention, and communication skills.