First of all, let me say how excited I am about the year ahead. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and watching you grow into inquiring seventh grade scientists! We have much to explore, learn, and contemplate; I am glad you are along for the ride. This is my 15th year teaching at Century. I feel so fortunate to be here with such great students (you) and very dedicated teachers.
I believe that each of us has the ability to light up the world with what we have inside.
When I was a kid growing up in Ohio, I loved to play outside, collect rocks, and wonder how the world around me came to be- not much has changed. The path I have taken in life has truly been an adventure. In the 1990's, I spent four summers working in Yellowstone National Park where my love for science was ignited. During these summers, I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains, and my deepest desire was to live in a place where I could see their majesty everyday and admire their grand history. I am here and couldn't be happier. I love to backpack, hike, climb 14er's, camp with the bears, mountain bike, kayak, and frisbee golf.
A couple of years ago, a Century kid came to me with the idea of starting a hiking club, since Outdoor Ed is no longer offered for 6th graders. From that idea, OASIS (Outdoor Adventurous Students Into Science) was born. This is the 5th year for the club, and it is one of the few middle school hiking clubs in the COUNTRY! I run this club with Ms. Kitt. We have been to many beautiful Colorado places including Saint Mary's Glacier, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Guenella Pass, Boulder Canyon, Red Rocks, and Rocky Mountain National Park.