Philosophy of Education

Learning is the key to growth.  As active members of our society we need to learn something every day.  In order for students to love learning and reach their full potential, three elements are necessary; (1) students should feel safe in their surroundings, (2) students should be able to express their natural curiosity through the guidance of academic challenges, and (3) students should be able to tie their learning into real world situations, allowing them to be aware and compassionate of the community around them.

Educational Background

Whitman College, Bachelors in Sociology
Washington State University, Masters in Teaching, K-8 Certification, 9-12 Sociology
Seattle University, Professional Certification

Teaching Experience

I have loved my job for 14 years.


I love life.  God has gifted me with an amazing family and good friends.  I consider myself fun-loving and adventurous. Some of my many hobbies include traveling, cooking, painting, reading, and gardening.  I love almost all sports, but have a passion for volleyball. The quote I live by,

“Go big or go home.”