I was born in Boulder, Colorado. I grew up in the mountains and learned to ski at a young age. I had a passion for the mountains. I went to Boulder High School and graduated in a class of 620 students. I then decided that I wanted to attend college out of state to have new experiences. I visited Penn State and loved it immediately. I had all intentions of returning to Colorado after I graduated but I met a young man during my sophomore year who changed my plans. We ended up getting married in 1997 and have lived happily ever after. I started teaching in Tyrone in 1997. I had our first child in 2000 and decided to stay at home and take a break from teaching. We then had one more child in 2002. I did not return to teaching until 2007.
I love Spanish. I started studying Spanish in middle school and continued on through high school. I lived in Salamanca, Spain for 6 months and have traveled to Mexico and Ecuador. My hope is to share my love of the language to my students.