|Position:||Dean of Students|
I am honored to be a part of the Chandler Unified School district. I was born and raised in Arizona. I am a proud Sun Devil and Lumberjack. I live in Chandler with my husband and daughter along with one fur baby, Lady, our loving dog. When I am not with your amazing children, I am a swim mom, cheering my daughter on at the pool or spending time with family and friends. I look forward to an exciting and successful school year.
My Education and Professional Background
I received my undergraduate degree in Family Studies from ASU. My love of learning took me back to school to receive my first Masters in Education from NAU and because I loved it so much, another Masters in Education Leadership from NAU four years later. I am a conitnual learner and hope to instill that in all students.
My Educational Philosophy
I create an environment that is safe for learners to take risks and celebrate mistakes and wonder what comes next. I work with students and faculty to create a school community where we learn from each other and celebrate our differences. I believe that schools and families work together to create a positive learning team that will guide the students throughout their academic career.
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