I am so excited to be a part of the Rocky Mountain Elementary team! I been teaching since 2013, and have previously taught second, third, and fourth grade. While all are wonderful, second grade is where my heart is. I love the curiosity and sense of fun that second graders bring to school with them each day, and truly enjoy watching them gain independence as learners and thinkers. I am originally from Wisconsin, and I earned my B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison - go Bucky! I then completed my Master in Teaching degree at the University of Washington-Seattle. I moved to Colorado in 2017, and am excited to make it my forever home! In my free time, I enjoy going hiking and rock climbing with my husband. We feel lucky to live in a place that offers so many opportunities do to both. I am also an avid reader and an enthusiastic gardener. I cannot wait to get to know our fantastic second grade families!