Welcome to 5th grade! I grew up in Colorado, and got my degree in Educational Studies from Knox College. I have been teaching since 1999, and I joined McElwain in 2015. I am lucky to have my family nearby, and my mom (Grandma Cheryl) comes to volunteer in the classroom once a week. My favorite thing to do during the summer is traveling, and I have also spent two years studying and living abroad in Wales and in Scotland. Besides traveling, my other favorite hobby is creative writing. I’m sure the young writers in our class will have some super stories to share as well!