I am thrilled to be starting my second year as a member of the McElwain community! Growing up in a small town in southwest Minnesota, I know the power of positive relationships and knowing everyone’s name. My career started in Wichita, Kansas where I enjoyed nine years of teaching middle school. When I arrived in Colorado (my dream), I was fortunate to spend five years as a fourth grade teacher at Malley Drive. I believe providing a positive educational experience and growing relationships with all students will create a better world. For the past eight years, my service has been in supporting staff and students as an instructional coach. My husband, my 4-year-old son, and I enjoy camping, hiking, exploring, and playing with our menagerie of pets.