I was born and raised in Iowa and grew up in a small farming community. While I’m grateful for that type of upbringing, I always knew I was more of a city girl than a farmer! I attended the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) where I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, I moved to Kansas City, MO, where I taught for 3 years. After that, I made the move to Denver (in 2008) and have been here ever since! In my years with DPS, I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, and have worked at Cheltenham and Ellis Elementary Schools. After completing the Guided Reading Plus course through DPS, I knew I was ready to try something new and serve many ages of students in a small-group setting. I’m so excited to be here as an interventionist at Barnum. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes in all sports.