I am so excited to be teaching elementary PE this year here at Mountainvillle. I love working with children and helping them to become active and healthy. I must get that from my father who taught elementary students in grades 3-6 for 35 years. I feel as if grew up in his classroom, and learned so much watching him manage his lessons, his classroom, and positively interact with his students year after year.
I love playing games! Growing up I played 25 seasons of team sports between 7th grade through college level. My specialty was volleyball, but I also enjoyed basketball and softball. I graduated from Principia College in Illinois, but am a west coast girl at heart having been born and raised in Ojai, CA. I have taught PE at a private school in Los Angeles before I was married, and then took 10 years off to stay at home with my children when they were young. Most recently I was a third grade teacher at Challenger School here in Lehi. I have a wonderful husband and three amazing kids; two boys and a girl. We love living here in Utah County and I especially enjoy being in the mountains, rafting down the Provo River, and biking around with my family. I also have a passion for gardening and can usually be found tending my vegetables in the early morning hours during the summertime. I look forward to a wonderful year!
I was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Kansas, the third of six children. My father was a family practice doctor in our town and my parents held the highest regard for education and educators. My family’s respect for education was influential in my choosing teaching as a goal.
I graduated from BYU with a degree in elementary education and taught third grade for two years in Tooele, Utah. I then chose to stay home to raise my family which grew to include six children. I returned to teaching when my two youngest children and I all came to Mountainville Academy the first year it opened; I as a first grade teacher and they as students. I taught the following year in third grade.
I have been married to my wonderful, supportive husband for almost thirty years. We have moved around the county quite a bit for his employment - and life has been an adventure! We spent the past three years in beautiful, historic York, Pennsylvania and returned to Utah this summer.
Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with my family (including my three adorable grandchildren), visiting places throughout this beautiful country, reading, and cooking.
I feel privileged and am thrilled to be back teaching at Mountainville Academy!