This will be my 15th year working for the Everett School District and my 21st 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 English 1 Pre-AP and Pre-AP 2students and I consider myself to be a writing coach. I am continually impressed with the creativity and energy the students display. They are fantastic young people headed for great places 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 also have Professional Teacher Certification from OSPI in Washington. My husband is a DPM/Foot and Ankle surgeon in Edmonds. We are a blended family that includes my son Ryan, who is an Entertainment Law Attorney, his wife Brenna, and their three children (our grandchildren, Dalton, Daphne, and Graham) in Wilmington, Delaware. My husband also has a son nearby and two daughters in Utah who work in the travel industry.. We are a close family and love baseball, Disney, bike riding, traveling, the beach, literature, music, and movies.