I am thrilled to begin a new year in 1st grade at Hulstrom! I have been teaching 1st grade in District 12 for 17 years, 16 of which have been at Hulstrom. I have an undergraduate degree from CU Boulder in English and a masters degree from Arkansas State University in Gifted and Talented Education. I love working in a school that values excellence and has high expectations for all. First grade is an amazing year filled with growth, achievement, and a lot of fun! On a personal note, my husband Dave and I have been married for 25 years. We met in Germany when we were both serving in the U.S. Air Force. We have a furry baby named Izzy that loves to walk and play in the park. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, riding my bike, watching movies, and spending time with my friends and family.