Hi, Everybody! Let me begin my saying that I am so excited to be on the amazing fifth grade team here at Kruse Elementary! This is my fifth year teaching and my fourth year teaching fifth grade. I grew up outside of San Francisco, but have lived in Northern Colorado for twelve years now. My husband and I love the area and try to spend as much time as possible outdoors with our giant goofball dog, Muppet! I graduated from UNC with my BA in Elementary Education with minors in psychology and special education. I recently finished my master’s degree from UNC, where I studied educational psychology. When I'm not teaching, I love to be outdoors, spending time with my wonderful family and friends, and reading. I am committed to the success of all children and know this will be a year full of growth, learning, love, and adventure. I am looking forward to growing and learning with and from you and your children as I continue my journey here in the wonderful Kruse community.
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." -Dalai Lama
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yates
The Secret Garden, All Harry Potter books, Small Great Things, Love Warrior, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wonder, Number the Stars, The Book Thief, The Book of Joy, 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny...I could go on and on! I LOVE books!