This is my 16th year teaching high school in BVSD (5th at FHS) and 18th year teaching overall. Before Fairview, I worked a number of other institutions, includeing Monarch High School, New Vista High School, and Kansas State University. My Bachelor and Master degrees are in English Literature and Cultural Studies. In addition to Language Arts, I have taught photography and film--two fields that are also of interest to me. I was born in Germany, grew up in New York, and went to high school in Massachusetts. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, rock climbing, biking, running, skiing and traveling.