This is my fifth year at Century and my 24th year in education. I love teaching science, learning from middle schoolers, and helping students see how science affects their lives.
I am originally from Central Ohio, went to college at the University of Virginia, earned my Master's at the University of Colorado at Denver, and have been in Colorado for most of the past 25 years. In many ways, my career in education started when I 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 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 passion for travel has taken me to many far-flung destinations, including Mexico, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, New Zealand, Fiji, France, the Czech Republic, Russia, Denmark, Iceland, and Nicaragua. My life has been a wonderful adventure full of learning!
I was drawn to Century for the IB philosophy, the chance to continue teaching 6th grade science, and the opportunity to join the Adams 12 community, where my husband is also an in-district employee. In my spare time, I enjoy travel, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors to ski, snowboard, hike, camp, and ride bikes. My husband and I have two young girls who light up our lives, keep us on our toes, and provide us endless entertainment.