I began my teaching career more than 15 years ago. I taught in prestigious school districts such as Denver Public Schools, Mapleton and Adams 12 Five Star. Through the years I have taught 1st through 4th grade including ESL from K through 5th grade. I hold a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in Diverse Language Acquistion.When I am not teaching, I enjoy visiting my large and extended family and friends, backpacking in the mountains and cycling through our wonderful state of Colorado. During quiet times, I indulge in reading and gardening.