What is the funniest thing a student has ever said to you?
I choose a language of the week to tell my students “hello” and “goodbye” each day. Sometimes it’s German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, etc. One time, while I was a specials teacher, a 2nd grader said “Say goodbye in “Texan!” That had me laughing for days.
What is your funniest moment teaching?
A few years back when teaching geography, after teaching my students the 50 states, the top of the quiz I gave them said “Do you know your 50 states?” One student wrote next to it, “I don’t know, we will see after this test. But probably not.” #kidssaythedarndestthings
What are your hobbies outside of school?
Well, I lead a pretty boring life (outside of school) of stormchasing, dodging hail storms, photographing tornadoes and funnel clouds, and climbing 14’ers and 13’ers.
Is teaching your first career?
Actually, no. After receiving a B.S. in Marketing from Metropolitan State University, I enjoyed a career in pharmaceutical and consumer product sales. I also worked for a short time in hospitality. However, my heart was always in teaching, so I decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. That was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I love making a difference in the lives of all my kids (students).
What is your hometown?
Funny enough, I was actually born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (I know what you’re thinking...no one is born in Cheyenne!). However, after about a year, my dad was transferred to Denver and stationed at what was then Lowry Air Force Base. We moved around a little bit after that, but settled back in Denver. So, I call myself a quasi-native!