I moved to Colorado my freshman year of high school but Colorado is home. I am an avid hiker, artist, fly fisher, lover of dogs, and proud life-long learner. I have had the privilege of experiencing an academic career that was riddled with amazing teachers and this was just one of the many reasons I wanted to become a teacher myself. Over the years, I have had experience teaching watercolor classes at an assisted living facility, painting classes at Pinot's Palette, and environmental education at the Gardens on Spring Creek. Whether I am teaching 4-year-olds or 94-year-olds, I always find the same joy of getting to play a role in enabling someone to achieve something they didn't think they were capable of. I enjoy art and I enjoy literature and English, but I love teaching and the relationships I build with my students and coworkers.
In my time at CSU, I double-majored with Painting and Art Education and received a minor in English with a special emphasis on education. I want to create a classroom environment that fosters students' agency over their own learning, harbors growth mindset, and instills in my students a sense of resiliency and creativity.