I’m a second generation Tucsonan. My paternal grandfather moved here from New Jersey because he had bad asthma and was prescribed “dry air.” My maternal grandfather ended up in Tucson because he was enlisted in the air force and retired at Davis-Monthan. Both sets of grandparents built houses across from each other, and that’s how my parents met. My dad literally married the girl next door. Actually it was the girl across the street but I digress. I come from a big family and my roots are here in Tucson. I decided to stay here for college and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2007.
My path to teaching wasn’t a traditional one but I’m glad it led me here. This will be my 7th year teaching and I have enjoyed learning my craft. Prior to teaching in special education, I worked as a social worker, coach, and PE teacher. Each job has given me an extra set of tools that I use everyday when working with our students. Each day brings a new challenge but I am fully supported by my Sycamore family.
My first year at Sycamore my daughter was born and she has been a blessing. My family continued to grow and my son was born the summer of 2020. We like to go on adventures as a family. This is evidenced by both my daughter and son putting their feet in the Atlantic and the Pacific before turning 7 months old. We go for hikes and love to road trip. I enjoy most sports and currently play on coed soccer team. I also have coached soccer, basketball, and football.
I am looking forward to my fourth year at Sycamore and building positive relationships with the students and their families.