Personal Biography: I was born in Miami, Florida, but have lived in the Springs since 1993. My husband, Juan, and I were married in 1986 and have two children. My daughter, Jessica, was born in 1990 and my son, Anthony, in 1992. Both attended District Twenty from kindergarten thru 12th grade, graduating from Rampart High School. Jess is a UCCS graduate and Tony attended there, as well.
Professional History and Credentials: I purposely chose the University of Florida because they had a middle school program. I was determined to be a middle school teacher because I felt that was the most influential time in my life. I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees there shortly before moving to Colorado. My administrator license was earned in 2007 through the University of Phoenix. My 25+ years in education have mostly been at the middle level teaching math and Language Arts. Timberview was my first D20 home and then I opened Mountain Ridge in '97. I am thrilled to be a cheetah and look forward to continuing my years with D20 here at Challenger.
Philosophy: All students CAN learn. We need to take them from where they are and help them to grow academically and emotionally. Every student needs someone who will take an interest in them and help them grow as a person. My role is to provide guidance and to serve as a positive role model in their lives.