Degrees and Certifications:
BA, English and Secondary Education, University of Iowa MA, Reading, Roosevelt University ESL Endorsement, Concordia University
The 2016-2017 school year marks my twelfth year teaching at Leyden. I have taught at both West and East Leyden, and being able to teach at both schools in the district has allowed me to work with a variety of teachers and students at both campuses, which has been a wonderful experience. I began my career at Leyden teaching English and now teach five Literacy courses each day.
I have also sponsored Orchesis, choreographed for musicals, and am currently an ACCESS advisor.
Having the opportunity to work with students to become better readers, writers, and communicators is something I am very grateful for, and I hope that my passion for reading and writing insipires my students as much as they inspire me.