7th Grade Math
I am so excited be a part of the Vail Virtual Live! team. I love math, technology, learning new things and teaching. All of these come together for me in Vail Virtual Live!
Teaching is my second career. I spent 20 years in public accounting (lots and lots of math!) before becoming a teacher. When my own children were in middle school, I did virtual school at home with them, and I fell in love with concept of teaching online. I earned my Masters’ Degree in Secondary Education in an online program through the University of Phoenix. After graduating in 2006, I became certified to teach both Math and Language Arts. In 2012, I earned my National Board Certification in the area of English/Language Arts and moved to Vail, where I have been teaching English and Math ever since!
My husband and I have been married for 30 years. We have two sons. Our oldest son, Niel, is a pilot in the Air Force and our youngest son, Travis, is attending Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. I have one granddaughter who is the light of our lives! We look forward to holidays and vacations when we can travel and visit our boys and their families. In addition to planning trips to visit the kids, I like to spend time outside. My favorite hobbies are gardening, camping, model rocketry, and hanging out with my dogs, Bisbee and Lucky.
This year, I am looking forward to combining my love of math, technology, and teaching to provide you with unique and engaging educational experiences in math! We are going to have a GREAT year!!