I am excited to join the staff at Columbine this year. I have been teaching for 13 years and have spent many years as a Reading Specialist and English as a Second Language Teacher. I received my Undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Saint Louis University. I then decided I loved teaching children to read and obtained an graduate degree in Reading and Writing from the University of Colorado, Denver. I moved to Colorado 14 years ago from the Midwest and have been enjoying the outdoors ever since. Other than teaching, I spend my time hiking, playing with my awesome dog and spoiling my niece and nephew.