Here's a link to the 2021-2022 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. 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.
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 sixth year here at THS!
I spent five years as the head baseball coach here at THS, and in 2019 we achieved the programs first winning season in over 15 years, as well as being honored with the Big School Field of the Year award from the state coaches association. That same year I was also honored as the EMAC Coach of the Year. 2020 saw COVID shut us down, but we came back strong in 2021 and won the Colorado League as Conference Champions. I was again honored as the Colorado League Coach of the Year. I resigned from coaching this year, but remain to do my best for the students here at THS.