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.
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