It is my pleasure to be a teacher in Adams 12 Five Star Schools since 1983 and at Silver Hills Middle since 2016. I am currently the dean in charge of 7th grade and electives. I was born and raised in this neighborhood. The families here are my neighbors, so I want success for all of our children. There aren't too many positions I have not held over the years: teacher in 6th-12th grades of language arts, social studies, pe/health, and technology, Dept. Chair, Leadership Team, Safe Schools Team, Teachers as Leaders (TALL) instructor and coach, DTEA Delegate, Student Achievement Coach, Staff Developer, Technology trainer, volleyball coach, NJHS leader, and Pep Club/Cheerleader advisor, In 2013 I was named Colorado's Technology in Education Teacher of the Year based on my efforts to make sure that all students and staff have access to and training in appropriate technology. My vocation is teaching children, and my favorite hobby is teaching adults. I am endlessly captivated by the psychology of how people learn and ways to engage them in the process. I don't think I will ever be done learning!