Year Appointed: 2016
Brigham Young University, Biology/Spanish – B.S.
College of William and Mary – M.Ed.
I have been teaching both Biology and Spanish for 18 years in both public and private schools. I have always enjoyed place-based and experiential teaching and am excited to work in a program that emphasizes both. Our watershed is an amazing lab for our students.
My favorite part of teaching is sharing my own curiosity about nature I hope to instill this same curiosity in my students. I also value the relationships I’ve built with students over the years and I love to see them grow and make the world a better place.
I love to travel with my husband and son. I grew up in Oregon and we spend time out west each summer visiting family and exploring National Parks and other wild places. Here is an excerpt from Wendell Berry’s “The Peach of Wild Things” that communicates some of what I feel about nature:
and I wake in the night at the least sound…
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.