I’ve been a lover of books since birth; Mother Goose, the Nancy Drew Mysteries (I was sure I would make a good spy someday), Shel Silverstein (who know poetry could be so much fun), and of course, the great Judy Blume rocked my preteen world (I may have read each book at least five times. Or maybe seven. Ok 10.). So many series, so many wonderful stories in which I could immerse myself. I devoured anything that had pages that would allow me to temporarily slip into a different or magical world, and I love sharing this love of books with my students. I’m incredibly excited to be starting my 9th year at Centennial!
I’m a New England native who headed west after graduating from the University of New Hampshire. I taught kindergarten for 10 years, but then realized that I needed to have even more books in my life. I actually wanted to be in charge of all of the books. So, I earned my masters in Library Science from the University of Denver. I’m proud to say that I’ve been an educator for 25 years.
When I have free time, I enjoy reading (surprise!), hiking, gardening, knitting, and spending time with my adventurous husband, sometimes sassy but always sweet teenage daughters, and crazy canines.
Lastly, as Albert Einstein said, I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. I must say that I agree, and I can’t wait to learn and grow with all of the Centennial students this year!