I grew up in Centralia, Washington and graduated from Western Washington University in 1984.
I started teaching kindergarten in Longview, Washington. During the 4 years I was in Longview I earned my Master’s Degree (1988) from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
I moved up to Highline School District in the fall of 1988 where I started teaching kindergarten at Marvista. I’ve taught either kindergarten or 1st-grade at Marvista ever since.
I have 2 teenage children who attend Pacific Middle School and Mt. Rainier High School and also a mini-schnauzer named Dash.