â€‹I grew up on the western slope of Colorado. I have a Bachelor's degree in Education, with an endorsement in teaching English as a Second Language and a Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. I started teaching second grade in 2009. In 2012 I was fortunate to begin teaching 2nd grade at Douglass Valley Elementary. When I am not at DVE, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.