I have been at Bear Creek since my student teaching in 2006 and have taught Special Education, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and Literacy. As a BVSD graduate, I live in the area with my husband and two daughters. I love spending time with my family, especially outdoors, hiking, camping and running. My husband and I spent our honeymoon camping in Alaska for two months. I collect children's books and have an extensive children's library in my house. Recently, I have been reading "Little House on The Prairie" books with my daughters. My family and I have found ourselves raising quails in our backyard and the little flock keeps growing! When I find the time, I love to write and work on new and inspiring projects for kids. I believe in working with children to understand their strengths so that they can consciously use them to build skills in their areas of need.