Years of Experience: 32 years

7 years special education teacher, 14 years special education coordinator for elementary and secondary students, 7 years instructional coach, 4 years general education classroom teacher

11 yeas adjunct instructor at Northwest Nazarene University, 3 years adjunct instructor at College of Idaho

Education Philosophy: Everyone deserves to live their best life. Education provides us more choices and opportunities. As an educator, I play an important role in supporting and challenging students to become the best they can be.

Education:

Bachelor’s Special Education and Elementary Education, University of Idaho, 1979, Go Vandals!

Masters of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling, Western Oregon State University, 1983

Long Term Goals: I love teaching and I love a new challenge. My current goal is to tackle the online world of learning and figure out how to incorporate the best practices strategies I’ve learned into this format.

Hobbies/Interesting Facts: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy creating and cooking yummy, healthy meals with my husband, Rick. We love to go on day hikes and travel. Recently, I took up bicycling again. I’m a little unsteady but that will change with practice. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes, especially when I’m sitting outside a coffee shop sipping an Americano with cream.