This is my first year at Century and my 13th year as a middle school science teacher. I love teaching science, learning from middle schoolers, and helping students see how science shapes their every day lives.
I am originally from Central Ohio, went to college at the University of Virginia, earned my Master's at University of Colorado at Denver, and have been in Colorado for most of the past 20 years. I actually student taught in Adams 12 at Niver Creek back in 1997-98. I am proud to have spent two years of my career overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Pacific in the Republic of Kiribati. I have also been fortunate enough to learn and teach in Aurora Public Schools, at the Ohio State University as a Graduate Assistant, in Buckeye Valley Local Schools (in Ohio), in Littleton Public Schools, and in Denver Public Schools. I have also held a number of odd jobs over the years - working on a guest ranch in Wyoming, in a fishery in Alaska, and as a raft guide in Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. My life has been a wonderful adventure!
I was drawn to Century for the IB philosophy, the chance to return to sixth grade science, and the opportunity to join the Adams 12 community, where my husband is also in-district. In my spare time, I enjoy travel (especially to international destinations), spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors to ski, snowboard, hike, camp, and ride bikes. This past summer, my husband and I moved our family from Denver up to the Town of Erie. We have two little girls who light up our lives, keep us on our toes, and provide us endless entertainment.