This will be my eighth year teaching at San Tan. I am so happy to be part of the San Tan family!
I have taught various age groups throughout the years; but, especially enjoy the early primary
grades. To me, the early years are all about trying and learning new things, making friends, and a
tremendous amount of social and academic growth. My goal as a teacher is to instill in my students
a love for learning. I will be encouraging my students to be responsible classroom citizens and to
strive to do their best in all academic endeavors.
I connect with the children in my class through recognizing their positive contributions to our
classroom family and tapping into individual interests. I also use lots of singing, music and
movement to engage students’ interest in learning.
One of my favorite things I like to do outside of school is photography. I am always looking for new
places to explore and interesting or beautiful things that catch my eye. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking
What I enjoy most, however, is spending time with my family. I am mom to three children—two boys
and a daughter. We like watching movies, singing, dancing and cooking together.
One interesting fact about me is that I am the first generation born in America. Both my parents
immigrated to the United States from Germany in the early 1960s. I have had the privilege of visiting
family there on a few occasions, but not nearly enough.
Birthday: May 20
--- My Favorite Things ---
Color(s): all shades of blue, pinks, purples, corals
Flower(s): mini roses, carnations
Healthy Snack(s): strawberries & blueberries, chips with guacamole, kale chips, beef jerky,mandarin oranges
“Junk Food” Treat(s): Peanut M & Ms, Sour Cream & Cheddar Potato Chips
Drink(s): Diet Dr. Pepper
Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): no candles, lotions or body wash please
Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Chipotle, Rubio’s, Red Robin, Rumbi Grill
Fast Food Restaurant(s): Chick-fil-A, Panda Express
Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Amazon, Walmart, Target
Most used school/office supply: highlighters, sticky notes, white correction tape
What I would really like is: gift cards
Hobbies: music, movies, dancing, photography, kayaking, painting