• I can't believe it, but this is my 30th year of teaching! I love being able to talk about reading and writing with my students because not only are these essential skills for us to keep growing but they also can bring so much meaning to our lives. 

    I'm a recent transplant to Kitsap County, and I'm so happy to be here. My husband and I moved up here several years ago from Austin, Texas, where I taught for 13 years. Before that, I taught in Athens, Georgia, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to my adventures in teaching, I attended Texas A&M for my BA in Journalism and then the University of New Mexico for my MA in English.

    Our daughter Madeline just graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, and we are super proud of them!

    It won't surprise you that I love reading, but I also enjoy cooking, walking, traveling (remember when we did that?), doing yoga and gazing at Mount Baker out my window. I like to stay very informed on current events, and I usually have several books going at a time - a novel, something education-related, a YA book, some nonfiction, maybe some poetry. 

    During remote learning, I spent a lot of time with my dog Gus, who was by my side at all times, and with my cat Jamie, who does what she wants at all times. 

    If you ever have questions or concerns that I can help you with, please feel free to email me any time. . I'm always happy to help! 

     Gus asleep on couch     Jamie the cat curls up.    Gus the dog gets cozy.