Why did you decide to become a teacher?: I work in the autistic preschool as a technician or paraeducator. One of my five children struggled in school. I did research for his benefit and have been interested in helping all special needs children ever since. I returned to the elementary (to work) the same year my youngest child entered the elementary!
How long you been teaching?: This if my first year at Spring Lake but I have worked in various special education classrooms for 17 years.
College: BYU Associates in Child Development/Family Science.
Hometown: Lehi, Utah
Something not many people know about you:
I love teaching...: I love seeing the difference I can make in students' lives. It may take longer and much more effort to see progress in a special education student than others, but when you see the learning and growth, finally, it is worth everything!
During the summer I like to...: Gardening, camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, walking and watch the magic of a campfire at night.
If calories didn't count I would eat/drink...: Magleby's chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and ice cream!
Favorite book or movie: The Princess Bride - aka "As You Wish"
Teacher Quote: If a child can not learn in the way you teach, you much teach in the way the child can learn. Everyone deserved love, respect, patience and an opportunity to learn.