Here's a link to the 2018-2019 Syllabus:
I returned to college after many of years of working jobs that left me feeling unsatisfied. While I experienced much success in different areas, I never felt truly happy with what I was doing with my life. In fact, the only time I did feel happy was when I was with my own children, or teaching and coaching other's children. I knew something had to change, so I enrolled in Front Range Community College (FRCC) and began my pursuit of education. It took me three years to complete my Associate of Arts (AA), but I knew I was on the right track. From there, I enrolled at Colorado State University (CSU) in the English Education program. Two years later, I received my Bachelors of Arts (BA) in English Education.
After receiving my BA in English Education I began teaching English Langage Arts (ELA) at Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS) in Fort Collins. After two years it became appartent to me that I was not doing what I wanted to do with education, so I left RMHS and began to look for a new job. I applied at Thornton High School (THS) because there was an open ELA position and the head baseball coach had just opened up. Little did I know that rather than offering me an ELA position I would be offered an opportunity to get into English Language Development (ELD) and have my path in education forever changed.
After accepting the job as an ELD teacher, I was also offered the opportunity to become the new head baseball coach here at THS. I accetpted this position as well, and I could not have been more thrilled to be joining the THS community. Within the first month of being hired I began work on my Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL), and finished the program in the Fall of 2018. I can honestly say that I have never been happier. I love the kids in this school and truly have the greatest co-workers! I am now in my fourth year here at THS!
This school, it's kids, and the opportunity to coach a sport I played for 30 years and absolutely love, have given me a sense of belonging and satisfaction I never knew possible.
I am a teacher.
I am a coach.
I am a Trojan.
I bleed blue and white.