Instructional technology facilitator

Where did you grow up?

Butte, Montana

Where did you go to college?

University of Montana

What was your college mascot?


When did you first know that you wanted to be a teacher or work in education?

I don’t ever remember not wanting to be a teacher. All of the women I looked up to and admired in my life were teachers. Because of the ways they cared for their students and encouraged them to be the best that they could be, they inspired me to do the same.

Why did you become a teacher or choose the field of education?

I know how to recognize strengths in others. I wanted to be able to help students use the best of what they have in them to find a love for learning and enjoy their school experience. Seeing someone else experience the true joy of success is what keeps me wanting more for them.

If you were an app, which app would you be and why?

Google Maps or Google Earth, because I love to travel, see and explore new places.