Welcome to my Greenfield kindergarten page! My class webpage can be found at: http://coolkinders.weebly.com/
Certifications and Endorsements
I have been teaching for 17 years. I taught at Wilson Primary School in Phoenix for 6 years, teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade. . I have been at Greenfield for 11 years. At Greenfield, I have taught 5th grade and Kindergarten. The past few years, I taught the "Little Chefs" cooking class for K/1 at Gilbert's Summer School program as well.
On a more personal note....
I love teaching kindergarten! Education is my passion and I love to facilitate change and growth. I come to work each day happy to see my little kindergartners. They make my day!
I am married and have two children: Sophia (21) and Hollye (6). I also have a grandson, Jack (3). My husband Howard and I love animals. So we have...8 dogs, hermit crabs, mice, birds, , fish, and a miniature horse. My family gives me great joy and I feel truly blessed.
Although I was born in Arizona, I spent most of my years growing up in Chicago. At every family holiday, I was always the one watching my little cousins. One of my cousins still remembers me teaching him to read! I guess I was destined to be a teacher from a young age. I worked all through high school and college at a day care center and eventually taught Pre-K. When I went to college, I majored in anthropology and wanted to be a primatologist (studying primates). As time went on and I had my first child, I decided to become a teacher and share my love of learning. It has been a wonderful and life changing experience.
I live in Glendale and have a pretty long drive every day but teaching at Greenfield is worth it! My busy life doesn't allow for too many hobbies but I am an avid reader. I enjoy volunteering on the weekend in the Children's Ministry at my Church as well.