I was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Wyoming with five other siblings. Needless to say, there was never a dull moment in my household. I graduated from Rock Springs High School in Rock Springs, Wyoming. After graduation, I attended Northwest Junior College in Powell, WY. I earned an AA Degree in Political Science and played both volleyball and basketball collegiately for two years at Northwest Community College. Over the next three years, I attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY earning a double major in Mathematics and Secondary Education. I continued to play volleyball for the Women’s club volleyball team, and began my coaching career with the men’s volleyball team at UW.
My first teaching position was at Cedaredge High School in Cedaredge, CO where I taught mathematics and coached varsity volleyball and basketball for 5 years. Once I got a taste of the Colorado weather, the beautiful mountain trails, and snow that fell straight down, I left Wyoming for good. I consider myself a native Colorado transfer.
My husband is a native Coloradoan, hailing from the small town of Eaton. We moved closer to family, and I began teaching in the St.Vrain Valley School District at Skyline High School. While there, I taught mathematics and was the head volleyball coach for 8 years. I was the mathematics department chair for 4 years and served on several district leadership teams: curriculum planning, assessment, and mathematics leadership. My volleyball team made the regional playoffs for 6 years and the state playoffs for 3 of those years. I was most proud when my athletes earned the title of Academic State Champions. My last year at Skyline, I served with a team of teachers and administrators as the mathematics lead on the STEM initiative that is currently in place at Skyline High School.
In 2009, I accepted the honor of serving the Mead Community as a member of the Mead High School start-up team. It was a privilege to undertake the planning, curriculum, and vision of Mead High School with other professionals. Since then, I have worn many different hats at Mead High School. I have served as the Math Department Head, the Dean of Students, the Assistant Principal, and the head volleyball coach. In 2010, I received my Master’s Degree from Colorado State University in Educational Leadership. Each of these experiences, along with the many relationships that I have built with community members, Mead High School staff and students, and area business members has prepared me to accept the Principal position at Mead High School.
My work is my passion, and I have loved the impact and growth that education has afforded me. My family is a member of the Mead community. My oldest son, Caleb, will be a sophomore at Mead High School this fall, and my youngest son, Christian, will start 6th grade in the fall at Mead Middle School. We enjoy hunting, boating, the outdoors, athletics of almost any kind, and you might see me running along County Road 7 a few mornings each week.
My goal is to serve the Mead community by providing our children opportunities for growth, academia, and exploration in an ever changing world. I look forward to creating a warm environment where our children can thrive academically, socially, and mentally.