This will be my 11th year working for the Everett School District and my 17th year as an educator. Prior to teaching, I spent many years as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor working at United Press International in New York and The Hollywood Reporter and Los Angeles Times in Southern California.
I enjoy teaching JHS English 1 and English 2 Honors students, and I am also the school's Creative Writing Club Adviser. I consider myself to be a writing coach and am continually impressed with the creativity and energy the students display. They are fantastic young people who make a career in education rewarding and uplifting.
My teaching credentials include a B.A. in Journalism from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and an M.A. in Education from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. I recently received Professional Teacher Certification from OSPI in Washington. My husband is a DPM/Foot and Ankle surgeon in Edmonds.I have one son who is a lawyer, and he lives with his wife and baby boy in Southern California. We are a close family and love travel, adventure, music, baseball, movies, and literature.