I have been involved in Christian education for almost 30 years and have served as a teacher at almost every level from pre-K through Junior High. I am so excited to have a home at Alpine Academy where I have been teaching first grade for three years. First grade is the foundation of elementary school where children are learning to read and beginning basic math skills. Higher level thinking and basic problem solving all begin in first grade. It is my goal to treat every student as an individual - to highlight their strengths while constantly encouraging and supporting them to find success. I look forward to coming to school every day - not only to see the smiling faces of my students - but also to collaborate and develop bonds with the staff. We are a true family at Alpine Academy!