witnessing the amazing transformation in the students as they gain knowledge and confidence to take on new challenges! I am so blessed to have followed my heart to the profession that allows parents to trust me with their precious babies.
the learning atmosphere, the dedicated IB staff, the parents and, most of all...those kids!
spending time with my two beautiful daughters and my supportive husband, going out to eat, reading and hanging out with my friends
something that changes all of the time but my most recent favorite is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, thanks to Mrs. Fenn.
I was given my name sign by a Deaf friend in college, because I was a dancer at the University of Northern Colorado.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My classroom, I often describe as one with a "revolving door". Students with a variety of hearing loss and communication modes come to me for support in many areas throughout the day. The bar is high for positive and productive behavior and we believe in frequent celebrations, no matter how small. We are a caring community of students, sign language interpreters, special education paraprofessionals and service providers. The staff in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing department invest their hearts and souls into the students we serve, evident everyday, whether in the general education classes or in my intervention room. I am also proud to provide support and interventions for students on an Individual Education Plan that do not have a hearing loss. This year, I am serving students in other schools in the district so you may see me a bit less but my door is always open for visitors so please stop in!