Junior high math classes don’t normally have lasting impacts on students, but mine did. My teacher’s enthusiasm for math and community involvement was infectious. I decided then to become a math teacher. So far, I’ve taught for 11 years and have loved the students, the schools, and the people I’ve worked with. My hope is that my enthusiasm and community involvement infects students as well. 

Living in Utah, Montana, Virginia, Idaho, California, Colorado and Ecuador has afforded me an appreciation and love of different cultures and settings. My high school years saw me in a large high school in Salt Lake City, UT, a tiny multi-town school in Judith Gap, MT, and a medium sized high school in Berryville, VA. My post-secondary education was at Ricks College in Idaho as a math major, then at Brigham Young University in Utah. I graduated with a bachelor’s in Mathematics Education major. I am currently working on a master’s in Educational Technology from Michigan State University.

Family and friends are important to me. I come from a family of 5 daughters. I have two cats and two chickens. I enjoy hiking, travel, learning new things, genealogy, languages, playing games, and dancing, to name a few.

For more about what I believe, watch this video:

“I believe everyone deserves to feel the sense of accomplishment that comes from solving a difficult math problem, regardless of their previous mathematical experience. As an educator, I get a deep sense of satisfaction watching students experience their own mathematical prowess that comes from hard work and discovery. My goal is to create an environment where students come to a love of math by feeling that success multiple times and often during their sojourn with me. Through technology, students will engage in their learning and interact with math, each other, and the class in meaningful ways to deepen their understanding of mathematical problem solving skills, which will help them problem solve in other aspects of their life.”