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.


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.