1995 – Denver East High School (Denver, Co.)
2006 – Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver, Co.)
2011 – Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, Az.)
2013 – Concordia University (Portland, Or.)
Bachelor of Science Major Mathematics, Minor Secodary Education (7-12)
Master of Education Emphasis in Special Education (5-21)
Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction Focus in Mathematics
ELA-E Certification (University of Colorado at Denver)
AP Calculus (AB/BC) Certification
AP Statistics Certification
TEKs Resource Presenter 2017 and 2018
Guest Speaker at CCTM (Colorado Council Teacher of Mathematics) October 2012
NCTM (National Council Teacher of Mathematics) in Baltimore October 2012
Educator Conference in Chicago, IL. given by Harry Wong
State of Colorado STEM standards writer 2010-2013
For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be teaching Duel Credit Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, and Pre-Calculus.
I started my teaching career as a student teacher in the Spring of 2007 where I did my student teaching at Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences. At the end of my student teaching, I was offered a job the following school year at Hill, teaching 8th grade Algebra. In 2010, I decided to teach at a private school, so I taught one year at Saint Thomas More Catholic School, teaching math to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. In 2011, when Machebeuf High School had an opening, I transferred to the high school where I taught for another 3 years. In 2014, I was approached by the State of Colorado to become a state teacher and teach at one of the juvinile detention centers for the state. In December of 2014, I parted ways with Machebeuf and went to work for the state. I continued to work there until June of 2015 when I moved to Minnesota. Also, during the years of 2010 to 2014, I worked for the Community College of Aurora and Community College of Denver teaching a variety of classes.
I have worked on a number of different committees over the years and I have worked with the State of Colorado to help develop standards for STEM and create unit plans and activities for teachers to be able to follow. I have also have had the pleasure of meeting Harry Wong and his wife at a conference. I have followed and studied his works for years.
I have been married for 22 years to the most wonderful man a woman could ask for. Though we do not have any children together, I do have a son that is married and seeing the world. I will also become a mammaw later this year, so that is very exciting! We also have 4 fur babies. My oldest is Smokey. He is a grey haired fluff ball that runs the house. Felix is my orange and white kitty that loves to be in the middle of everything and keeps everyone awake at night! Nika is a Siberan Husky who is deathly afraid of Smokey. She will be laying sound asleep on the bed and Smokey will jump up there, just to torture her! (BTW, she is 54 lbs and Smokey might be 15 lbs). My newest addition is my sidekick, Pi. Unusual name??? Yep! It is!!! He was born on 3/14/15, so given that information...his name had to be Pi.
When I am not teaching, I like to watch TV, hike, scrapbook, and sing really loud in my car!!!