I am so excited to begin another awesome year as part of the first grade Ascent Academy team. I graduated from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Primary and Elementary Education. I have 18 years of experience in the education field, including teaching kindergarten, preschool, being a substitute teacher as well as teaching 1st grade at Ascent. I love children and have a passion for making learning come to life! On a personal note, I love to spend time outdoors, roller blade, play softball, sing, participate in local theatre and I absolutely LOVE to travel. I have been to Costa Rica, Scotland, Mexico and nearly all 50 states. I was born and raised in Michigan and miss my family dearly, but look forward to continuing to raise my 8 year old son here in Utah and make wonderful lifelong friendships.