Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science: Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an Emphasis in Recreation Therapy Elementary Education (K-8) Special Education Endorsement Habilitative Intervention Certification Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
I am bursting with enthusiasm to teach and participate in the growth of our students at Alturas Elementary! This is will be my third year at Alturas. I am so honored to be a part of this school. The students are incredible! The teachers are amazing! And, I believe that helping students become fluent in two languages is an invaluable opportunity and gift.
In 2002, I graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy. Upon graduation, I moved to Idaho Falls where I worked as a Recreational Therapist in a Behavioral Health Center. In 2012 we moved to the Wood River Valley. I began working within the school district as a PSR worker and a Behavioral Intervention Professional. During this time, I was inspired by the teachers within the district and began the process of attaining my teaching certificate. I achieved this goal in May 2015. The following school year I was hired by the District as a classroom paraprofessional at Bellevue Elementary.
I earned the title of "classroom teacher" in 2016 and taught 4th grade. The following year I was moved to 5th grade. I am looking forward to staying in the role of 5th grade teacher this year. I love to learn and challenge myself with new opportunities. My goal as a teacher is to share my passion for learning so that my students can experience the satisfaction which only comes from personal growth and achievement.