I have been married for 25 years and have a lovely daughter who is a twenty-four year-old recent graduate of University of Colorado-Boulder. My hobbies are reading, creative writing (especially poetry), swimming, yoga, camping, watching sports (especially college basketball and NFL games), fantasy football, and spending time with my family. I earned my college degrees at the University of Washington (BA) and Eastern Washington University (MFA). This is my tenth year teaching at Fairview, but I've been a high school teacher for 23 years across Washington, Minnesota, and Colorado. I have achieved many successes as an educator, and I'm committed to using all of the knowledge and skills I've gathered to create a rewarding learning experience for each and every one of my students!