I am a Colorado native. I was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. My undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from Adams State College and my graduate degree as a Reading Specialist is from California University of Pennsylvania. I started teaching in 1991 and throughout my teaching career, I have been a kindergarten, first, first/second split, and second grade teacher, and reading interventionist. I helped open Stellar in 2007. I left for two years to be a reading interventionist (I learned so much!) and came back to Stellar to be a kindergarten classroom teacher again! I love the students, parents, and staff at Stellar!