Welcome! I am very happy to be teaching 8th grade at Woodland Middle School. This is my 29th year of teaching. I have a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts (emphasis in directing and dance) from the University of New Mexico. I am secondary certified with endorsements in English, History, and Fine Arts. I enjoy bringing all of these areas into my teaching to create an engaging, relevant classroom.
I love working with 8th graders. I have high expectations for my students, but will never ask them to do more than they are capable of. I expect them to trust me to provide work that will increase their skills and knowledge, and I expect to be able to trust them to take responsibility for their own learning. I appreciate working as a team with parents and other educators, and most of all with my students, to provide a rewarding, successful 8th grade year.
I moved to Coeur d'Alene with my husband son and dogs three years ago. We love living here and exploring all the area has to offer.