I love to read and write and talk - all important activities we participate in every day. Words and ideas hold power. Come to class and find out all the ways we can use English to make our lives amazing!
I grew up in Utah, reading every book I could get my hands on. Some of my favorites were books written by Roald Dahl, the Anne of Green Gables series, and books about kids facing challenges. I spent the rest of my time riding my bike and roller skating. In high school, I participated in theater, debate and journalism.
I went to college at Utah State University, earning a degree in English Literature with a minor in Anthropology. I also have a Masters Degree in English Literature from the University of Utah. After graduate school, I taught writing at Salt Lake Community College for several years. I loved teaching college, but I wanted to try something new. I began at Summit Academy in 2014, teaching eighth grade English. This year, I am also teaching Makerspace and coaching cross country.
My current hobbies include reading (big surprise!), cooking, hiking, biking, and spending time with my husband and three kids. We ski in the winter and hike trails in the summer. I also have a bearded dragon named Norbert and a border collie named Cyprus.The best part of my summer was being outside, and traveling toWashington D.C. on a family trip.
You will find that we don't just read and write in class - we also make books, publish writing, and experiment with podcasts, blogs, and presentations. My philosophy is to make connections with the world around us every day!