Philosophy of Education

The following quote, from Einstein (if one were to thread our Catholic identity throughout it) encapsulates a great deal of my educational philosophy:

“Bear in mind that the wonderful things that you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labour in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honour it, and add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children….If you always keep that in mind you will find meaning in life and work and acquire the right attitude towards other nations and ages.”

(Albert Einstein talking to a group of school children. 1934)

Educational Background

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse ­­Speech and Theater, Secondary Education
University of Washington,­­ Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication
City University of Seattle­­, Master in Teaching Concepts and Methodology
Archdiocese of Seattle, ­­Catechetical Certification
Pacific Lutheran University, ­­Professional Teacher Certification
City University of Seattle, ­­Administration, Educational Leadership (Doctoral Program)

Teaching Experience

I taught adult education classes for four years, and have been working in grades K­-12 since 2004.


My husband and I have three sons, one daughter, one son­-in-­law, and two grandsons. We have lived on Lake Tapps since 1987. I feel so very blessed to work in this amazing school.