Born and raised in central Indiana, I completed my undergraduate degree and teaching licensure through Indiana University. I bring eight years of high school teaching experience from California, Illinois and Windsor High School into my classroom, along with nine years teaching middle school in PSD. Both of my children attended PSD K-12 schools, one a graduate and one a senior. Yay! 25 years ago my husband and I fell in love with Fort Collins and all outdoor activities our community: hiking, camping, live music, bike trails. I spend my free time with our two awesome dogs, reading in my backyard and traveling with my family. My favorite book I've read this year is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab.
READ, WRITE, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT
Reading and writing curriculum in PSD middle schools in the Units of Study by Lucy Calkins from Columbia University. This curriculum has filled my classroom library with a variety of excellent young adult book choices. I match student interests with books all year long. My goal is to increase the volume and complexity of each student. Our writing units intertwine with what we read. Students practice narrative, argument and literary essay writing, leveling up every year at Boltz.