Where did you grow up?
Denver native 🙂
What college did you attend?
(Undergrad) University of Colorado Boulder, (Grad School) Denver University
Why did you choose to become a teacher?
I’ve always thought about teaching, but it was only after I became a parent did I learn I actually had the patience for it!
What is your favorite book or author?
Too many to list! My favorite book I read recently was “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Do you have a favorite sports team?
I know I should love the Broncos, but I am not a huge sports person.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite sound?
Tie: laughter if I’m feeling social, rain if I’m feeling shy.
What is your favorite season?
Spring… it’s so hopeful.
Do you have any pets?
Tika, my 15 year-old rescue pup
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am very artistic and love taking dance classes and making art
What is something that didn’t come easy for your or you struggle at?
Learning another language ~ I am still not there, despite studying Spanish, French and ASL ~ I can dabble but I’m only fluent in English.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
What would your students say is your favorite thing to say to them?
“Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to tell you about…”
Who is your hero?
I don’t have one ultimate hero ~ but I admire a great many people: my grandparents, my parents, my friends, fellow educators, Julia Child, Nelson Mandela, Shakespeare, Rosa Parks, Audrey Hepburn, Martin Luther King Jr., george Washington…
Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why?
Ms. Hoffman ~ 4th grade ~ really pushed me. Mr Smith ~ HS Choir ~ made me truly love and understand music.
What do you love about Bill Roberts?
Our community commitment to kids.