I have worked in several different occupational fields throughout my career and have enjoyed them all! My teaching experience started as part of my undergraduate degree at Principia College. I student-taught Early Childhood Education at a vocational high school in Denver. I loved working with the students, and enjoyed seeing the students learn the skills of managing a preschool!
After graduation, I spent many years as a technical trainer, which allowed me to travel the world teaching people how to use computer systems. I really got to understand the unique ways in which people of different cultures and backgrounds learned the best. I realized that the traditional classroom atmosphere was not always the most productive learning method.
I took additional courses to obtain my Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate, and have worked with English Literacy programs tutoring Hispanic women in different regions of Colorado.
Learning is a lifelong goal for me. I recently obtained my Masters of Business Administration from West Texas A&M University. My ‘bucket list’ is full of new adventures. I regularly get to complete items on my list, however for each item that gets crossed off, I generally add two or three new goals!
I live in the town of Buena Vista with my family and enjoy roller derby, hiking, snowboarding, swimming, canoeing and many other outdoor activities. I play the clarinet in the local orchestra, and recently discovered my love of mountain biking! It is very inspiring to be part of a dedicated team that is making a difference in the lives of young people.