Phone: 970.925.3760 ext. 2341
Degrees and Certifications:
MA Teaching, Southern Oregon University
Colorado Professional Teaching License with endorsements in:
~K-12 Physical Education and Health
~K-12 Gifted Education
~K-6 Elementary Education
BS Health Promotion/Fitness Management
BS Athletic Training/Sport Medicine
Adopted and raised an Alaskan girl by teachers in a small fishing community, the stage for adventure in education was set at an early age. As a fourth-generation educator, I have been blessed with rich and varied experiences in elementary PE, middle school library management, self-contained 3rd grade, gifted and talented programming & STEAM teaching K-4, self-contained 5th grade, as well as teaming (Reading/ELA and Social Studies), and 7th grade Reading/ELA.
I have also coached cross country running and track and field at the high school levels, and currently coach both sports at the middle school. Oh, and I drive a school bus, too. :)
My draw to the Aspen Schools in 2002 from Oregon, where my teaching career began in 1999, was strong with the unique forces of the outstanding Outdoor Education programs, the amazing staff, and a small all-encompassing campus where I can be a stone’s throw away from my husband, Jared (AES PE Teacher) and our own two kids, Aspen natives, now at AHS, 11th-grader Bridger and 10th-grader Araya.
I am blessed with yet another new opportunity, circling back to my start, as an AMS Physical Education teacher where I can continue tapping into and sharing my passion for wellness with students!