Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Masters of Education, Administrative Degree, National Boards Certified Teacher
I was born and raised ‘on the range’ in southwest Kansas. My elementary school had about 35 total students in grades kindergarten through fifth and there were only 4 teachers in the whole school. I moved to southern Utah when I was a sophomore in high school. I graduated Class of 1994 from Hurricane High School. (Go Tigers!)
My oldest child, my son Cody, returned home the end of June after serving an LDS mission for 2 years in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh mission. It is great to have him home! He is going to school at Dixie State University. My oldest daughter Kelli is 20 years old and got married to Dalton Curtis THREE days after Cody returned home. It was a BUSY summer! Cody and Kelli both attended Coral Canyon Elementary in 4th and 5th grades. My stepdaughter Rylee lives in West Point, Utah, but we enjoy any time we get to spend with her. She is now in 8th grade and especially loves science and art, while continuing to learn how to master the flute. My baby girl, little Evelyn, will turn 2 on December 26th of this year. She is so fun to watch grow as she learns and experiences new things every day.
My favorite part about teaching is guiding and allowing my students to be critical thinkers. I love the phrase “Teach a man to fish and he will be fed for life.” However, learning should also be FUN and I am constantly looking for ways to keep school, lesson plans and activities FUN! I want students to be able to stretch their minds to learn anything and everything they can.
Most of my free time is spent following my own children to their activities and having family gatherings. I am the 3rd of 10 children so there are many of us and we always have an activity going on somewhere. Family is very important to me and I tell students they have simply been added into my already big family!
I am absolutely loving my job as Principal at Coral Canyon Elementary! We truly have the best kids in the district, as well as the most fabulous teachers and supportive parents. Here’s to another FABULOUS year at Coral Canyon! Go COLTS!