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 husband, Mike, and I have four children together. Our son Cody is married to Chloe and they are expecting their first baby (boy!) the end of September! Our oldest daughter Kelli is married to Dalton and they have a 6 month old baby girl, Nevaeh. (Yes, I am a grandma and I love it!) Our daughter Rylee starts 11th grade at Hurricane High School. She loves anything to do with art or science and also enjoys writing her own stories. Evelyn, our youngest, is 4 ½ years old and growing up way too fast! She is starting preschool in Hurricane in September and loves anything about learning! I have a wonderful, extremely supportive family and I love each of them dearly.
My favorite part about teaching is guiding and allowing 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 absolutely love 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!