Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors English Literature Masters Elementary Education Masters Special Education
I have been a parent in the Tumwater Schools community for a few years, and I am thrilled to be part of the Bush Middle School Staff as a Special Education teacher. Prior to joining the BMS team, I spent time teaching in the Renton, Franklin Pierce and North Thurston school districts. I've taught as a Reading Specialist, Special Education Teacher and as a 4th/5th grade teacher. I also spent time managing a program to promote positive school climate and culture at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Middle school students are just amazing humans and I couldn't be happier to be serving the Bush Middle School community!
My husband and I live in Tumwater and we have three kids. Two of our kids are currently at East Olympia Elementary and our littlest will be joining there in a few years! We love our community and strongly support our Tumwater schools!
When I am not hanging with my family or teaching my fantastic students, I try to find time to get outside, run and read. I also love watching movies and eating popcorn when our rainy weather arrives!
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou
*Please note my schedule is half-time. I teach periods 4,5,6.
If you are student in one of my classes, please check your email for an invite to join our Google Classroom and get a link to join class through Zoom!
During Distance Learning, my schedule for 2020-2021 is:
Period 4, 6th Grade Math Tuesdays/Fridays 8am-9:45am
Period 5, 6th Grade Math Tuesdays/Fridays 9:55-11:40am
Period 6, Social Skills Tuesdays/Fridays 12:15-2:00pm
Open office hours Tuesday/Friday 2-2:30pm
Email is the best way to contact me!