I was born and raised in Northern California. I completed several science courses at CSU, Chico and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and Secondary Teaching Credential from Simpson University. I was a high school and college athlete and competed in Cross Country, Track and Basketball. I am married to the coolest guy around, Bobby, and have two awesome kids, Caeden and Samantha. I was a stay at home mom for 7 years before I decided to go back to work as a teacher. I have been teaching Medical Biology and Chemistry for the last two years at a small high school in Shasta Lake, CA.

I love teaching and I love getting to know my students. I am excited to be here at Morning Star and I know the kids and I will have tons of fun learning how reading and writing are integrated into history, science and all other aspects of life!

In my free time I like to enjoy all that Central Oregon has to offer; from Munch and Music, to all the hiking and biking, to floating the Deschutes, to snowshoeing, to watching movies on the couches at McMenamins. Bend is truly a fabulous place to live!

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