I am very excited to be teaching CP Anatomy & Physiology and Environmental Science at Thornton High School for the 2020-2021 academic year. This will be my 9th year at THS, and my 15th year teaching overall.
I am a Colorado native, born and raised in Greeley. In 2000 I graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a B.A. in Biology, and in 2007 I earned a M.S. in Biology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, studying animal behavior, ecology, and organismal biology.
While at UNC, I served as a graduate teaching assistant for a variety of Biology courses including General Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Mammalogy, Ecology, and Animal Behavior. After graduating I moved from Colorado to Kansas with my family to pursue a teaching career. While teaching 8th grade Science at Haysville Middle School in Haysville, Kansas, I completed Masters-level coursework in the Kansas Transition to Teaching Program through Baker University, before returning to Colorado In 2011.
From 2011 - 2013 I taught Biology, Honors Biology, Environmental Science, and A.P. Biology at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, Colorado. I joined the staff at THS in January 2014 to teach CP Anatomy & Physiology and Environmental Science. In the past I have also taught IB Environmental Systems & Societies and IB Biology 1 at THS.
I am married, have three daughters (a 15 year old and 12 year old twins), and a dog named Millie. In my free time I enjoy hiking, fly fishing, reading, music, and sports of all kinds (go Broncos, Rapids, Avalanche, Rockies, Nuggets, and Manchester United). In addition to teaching, I am also an experienced Zamboni driver.