This will be my 12th year working for the Everett School District and my 18th 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 currently write stories for Mill Creek Living Magazine.
I enjoy teaching JHS English 1 and English 2 Honors students, and I am also the school's English 2 Team Leader. 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, Ryan, who is an Entertainment Law attorney in Southern California. He lives with his wife, Brenna, and their 18-month-old son, Dalton, in Southern California, My husband also has adult children, Benjamin, Alyssa, and Natalie, who live in Utah. We are a close family and love travel, adventure, music, baseball, movies, and literature.