Kindergarten Transition Specialist
One of the newer staff members at Sycamore Elementary School, I moved to Vail in December 2018 after spending five years residing in Italy with my husband and three children. I was privileged to quickly become part of the Sycamore Elementary teaching staff in the first part of 2019 as a Para Pro before being assigned as a Kinder Specialist at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
I was raised a “military brat” (US Marine Corps), graduated high school in Okinawa Japan, and attended Eastern Arizona University before meeting and marrying my husband who was military also (US Army). As part of my husband’s continued US military career of nearly 37 years, I have spent most of my adult life assisting and teaching youth, with a focus on Special Education, at various locations around the world.
Developing and implementing effective ways to teach and educate our youth is my passion, especially those young ones who need a little more help than some others. Aside from watching my own children grow, nothing gives me more pleasure than to watch my kindergarteners learn and grow in ways that put a smile of confidence on their faces every day.
“Don’t be afraid to do work-instead of shying away from it, or trying to avoid it, learn to love the hard work.”