I completed my undergraduate degree at Goshen College in 2008 with a major in history and a minor in international studies. I then served a year-long volunteer term in Chicago working as a middle school librarian. It was there that I decided that education was the career path for me. I earned my MAT degree from Willamette University in 2011 and was immediately hired at Laurel Ridge. After my first year at LRMS I moved up to Portland Public Schools, but then was back at Laurel Ridge two years ago, making this upcoming school year my fifth total and my fourth at LRMS. Additionally, I just completed my ESOL endorsement last year and look forward to integrating skills I learned in that program into my classes this year.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my partner, Allison, as well as our little dog, Zoey. I love to travel, keep active outside, and play/watch music. Oregon is a great place in which to do all of those activities!