M.A. Curriculum and Instruction -The University of Montana B.A. English Literature -The University of Montana
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." - Tom Robbins
I was born in Loveland, Colorado. We lived in Estes Park until I was six and then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where I lived until I was eighteen, before moving to Missoula.
I have a younger brother and a younger sister. My sister lives in Seattle and my brother lives in Denver. My parents still live in Colorado Springs.
I was a pretty difficult kid. Headstrong would be the nice way of describing it. My grandmother still likes to tell my childhood horror stories at family reunions. Every family reunion.
Before I returned to school for my teaching certification, I worked as a ski instructor and camp counselor in Colorado. I then returned to Missoula, Montana for school and following the completion of my Masters in Education, I taught middle school in Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Ecuador to teach abroad for a year. Now, it is great to be back in the United States, and even better to be back in Montana! I am very excited to be part of the wonderful Summit Prep community.
If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, I would go to Lebanon, specifically the Zahle and Tripoli areas. I would travel with my grandfather, whose entire family is from there. He and I have been talking about the trip for years and we still have family there.
When I am not working, I love to get outside. I enjoy riding my bike, hiking and camping in the summer, and skiing in the winter. At home, a good book and cup of hot chocolate or tea is where it's at.
People are always on a path of growth and development. I enjoy being part of that process. It is wonderful to be part of a program that emphasizes the development of the social and emotional skills that are just as important to leading a healthy and productive life as intellectual and vocational skills.