Meet the board
I began my teaching career in 1995 in the Denver Public Schools/Cleo Wallace Day Treatment Program. It was a true lesson in differentiation because I had students ranging from kindergarten through 5th grade in one classroom. After that, I served as the Special Needs Coordinator at Regis Jesuit High School, and I taught for a time in the Sheridan School District. I have also taught at Littleton Academy, a K-8, Core Knowledge charter school.
This year, I am back with older students. I’m a special education teacher at Littleton High School. I look forward to the new challenges and achievements of the students.
I also love to spend time with my husband, Troy, and my two children, Alec (21years) and Paige (15 years). Watching movies is one of our family’s favorite activities, and we love to travel when we can. I enjoy writing fiction and playing the folk harp; but when I have the time, there is nothing I like better than getting lost in a great book.
I am passionate about improving the educational and life experiences of individuals with learning and attention differences. I am a voracious reader and consumer of educational research. I enjoy traveling, learning, running, hiking, experiencing live music, and spending time with friends and family, especially my husband, Carter, seven-year old son, Carter (a.k.a. Bodhi), and our cuddly, white Maltipoo, Willie.
I am the author of Math in Focus Performance Assessment Tasks for the Common Core, Fact Fluency, The Singapore Way through Marshall Cavendish Education, and Math in Focus: The Struggling Student. I have presented extensively at the international and local level regarding Singapore Math.
In addition to working with hundreds of schools in Singaporean pedagogy, I have helped several low performing districts align their mathematics curriculum to the Common Core. I specialize in the areas of Turnaround Schools, differentiation, RtI, and school leadership. I share my passion for mathematics by working with teachers and administrators in implementing Singapore Math to make a difference in the lives of students.