I was born in Missouri, grew up in Colorado, and went to college at The University of Tulsa where I earned my degree in Exercise Physiology (2009). I spent a couple years after college working for Indian Healthcare Resource Center as a Youth Activity Specialist before I began teaching. This school year marks my seventh year teaching and my first year at Holy Family. I taught 9th grade and 6th-grade science in Broken Arrow for four years, followed by two years in Sand Springs teaching 9th grade honors science and STEM. I married my husband, Levi, in 2011 and we have two children, Lucy and Charley. I believe that every child has the ability, and deserves the opportunity to learn and thrive. My classroom is a place where students are encouraged to ask questions and seek answers. I strive to help my students become thoughtful and productive citizens of our community, by promoting a culture that exhibits support, collaboration, and positive communication.