Welcome to RGB! Let me start by telling you a little about myself. I received my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Oregon University. This is my 13th year teaching in a public school. Before teaching in public schools I taught Kindergarten in a private school in Oregon for 3 years. During the 2004/05 school year I was the K-1 reading teacher here at Bologna, and the year before that I taught First Grade in Tucson. This is my 12th year teaching at Bologna. I am originally from Oregon and have been in Arizona for about 13 years now. I'm married and have a Golden Retriever named Lily.
In addition to teaching here at Bologna, I also work for the City of Chandler in the Therapeutics Division. During the
school year I help coach track, run club and swimming for Chandler Special Olympics. I also help with other activities and events throughout the year. During my summer vacation I work Camp Challenge, a day camp for kids and teens with disabilities.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and staying active. I am an avid runner and have competed in many running events. My list of accomplishments include...Full Marathons,
Half Marathons, The Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, Ragnar Relays, Ragnar Trail and Triathlons. I have also hiked
the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim three times with my running group, Arizona Track N Trail Runners.
I look forward to working with you to make your child’s experience a rich and rewarding time. Together we can cooperate to help support your child through a very important year.