Children are my heart, and I'm so grateful to spend each day hearing the sounds of their laughter and watching them learn.
Books- everything by Laura Ingalls Wilder, all books on wildlife and birds
Color- blue, especially turquoise and cobalt
Animals- snow leopard, sifaka lemur
Travel place- Colorado's Rocky Mountains
Collecting- I am an old soul and wish I would have lived in the 40s or 50s. I enjoy collecting vintage items as a way to visit the past.
Music- 1960s/70s/80s folk rock and rock, christian
Sport- America's favorite pastime, baseball
I grew up in Austin and am so happy to now be enjoying the small town life. I love the wide open spaces of the land, the silhouette of live oaks against a sunset, wildflower meadows, and all of the other beautiful things that come with living here.
Faith and family are very important to me. In my free time, I most love to be out in nature exploring with my dog, photographing wildlife, traveling to see the National Parks, gardening, sewing, reading, listening to old records, and painting. I also love writing poetry.
Teaching and Education:
Growing up, I was first inspired to pursue education by the history of one-room schoolhouses, like those of the pioneer era. They always fascinated me. After graduating high school in Austin, I attended Texas State University, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Education. This is my first year at RRE and in 2nd grade! I have also taught 1st grade. I am so excited to be here and get to work with such amazing, sweet students every day.
"Seek the wisdom of the children and the graceful way of flowers in the wind." -John Denver