I now call Colorado home after growing up in Minnesota and then living in California for 10 years. In my free time, I like to be with my family when we can all get together. My son and daughter both graduated from Air Academy High School and are off at college. My husband and I like to travel and enjoy visiting national parks and the mountains of Colorado as well as exploring new places and cultures.
I have a M.S. Food Science degree and spent 10 years as a Food Scientist with Nestle, USA, in product development and regulatory affairs. After taking time off to be home with my children, I returned to school and received my teaching degree (M.S. Curriculum and Instruction - UCCS) to be able to combine my love of science and being with kids. I teach both science and social studies and find that both disciplines are a great way to connect math and language arts with the world around us and develop critical thinking skills that we can use for the rest of our lives.