I'm originally from the 'Great Lakes State' of Michigan, but have called Colorado home for the past six years. This is my ninth year teaching overall, but my first year here as a Thornton High School trojan. Throughout the course of my career I have taught Journalism and 9th-12th grade Honors and General English courses. I've also coached academic decathlon, soccer, and cross country. I believe in creating learning communities that allow students to push themselves to think critically and that help them gain confidence in pursuing their future goals.
When I'm not teaching I like to hang with my family, get outside, travel, listen to live music, and 'nerd-out' to a plethora of nerdy topics.