I grew up on a flower farm in southern Michigan. When I was in high school, my family took a trip out west, and of my five siblings, I must have been the most struck by it. I started visiting Colorado as soon as I received my driver's license and continued into my college years at Michigan State. When I graduated, I didn't even apply for teaching positions in Michigan because I knew that I wanted to be in Colorado.
I landed in Rifle where I taught high school English for five years. That experience has been very valuable, but I'm very glad to have made the switch to middle school. I love the energy, enthusiasm, and smiling faces every day! I taught eight years in Eaton. That's where I learned how rewarding it is to connect a student with a book they enjoy and foster that love of reading. There's just nothing better. However, I wanted to serve the children in the community where I live. So, three years ago I was lucky enough to land a position at Boltz, and it is a perfect fit!
7th grade students have so many interests. Right now we have students interested in creating a gaming club, fishing club, bike riding club, and that's just a few! I want to help them make those dreams a reality. The more connections students have to Boltz, the better. That is one reason I love being involved with NJHS. The students have such huge hearts of service and so many ideas, and with NJHS they can make them happen, and I get to help! I look forward to years of seeing these programs grow and helping students find meaningful ways to make memories and connections here at Boltz.
Over the years, I have not fallen out of love with the Colorado outdoors. Mostly, I mountain bike, but I can also be found fishing, hiking, camping or taking my cat Morris for a walk.
It's so nice growing more connected to the Boltz community. Feel free to reach out with ideas, concerns, or questions!