I grew up north of Longmont, in Johnstown. After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education in 1985 from Colorado State University, I was hired to teach at Milliken Middle School, where I stayed for ten years. After that, I taught at Loveland High School and Weld Opportunity School in Greeley. I then returned to Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, where I taught Family and Consumer Science courses for six years and then began working on my Master's in Educational Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado.
During this time, I transitioned into a Dean and District Assessment Coordinator for the Johnstown-Milliken school district. I was hired as Principal of Weld Opportunity High School in Greeley for three years, from 2006-2009, until a reduction in students forced us to close. That led me to St. Vrain Valley, where I was hired as the Principal for Olde Columbine High School and the Career Development Center.
I also serve as the Career and Technical Education Director for the district, which means I manage and oversee all of the Business, FACS, Stage Technology and Informational Technology programs, as well as what we have at CDC. I truly enjoy my job and am excited to get another year going!