About me...

Originally from Northern Michigan, Colorado has been my home for almost 25 years. I've taught Spanish K-12 in an IB/PYP program for 15 + years with a few years of teaching and coaching technology. Helping start a Dual Immersion School has been the highlight of my career and I'm excited to see the first cohort graduate in 2018.  I've taught overseas on two occasions-- once in Honduras and once in Singapore. Currently I'm teaching high school Spanish and serving as a best-practice coach in my building. 

I love...

  • Sunsets on Lake Michigan
  • Speaking my limited Mandarin, Malay, Thai, Tamil, and French
  • Puffy coats year-round (I live at 9600 feet)
  • Pinot Noir
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Attending educational conferences-- face-to-face or virtually
  • Trail running
  • Picking the banjo with my father
  • Michigan Football
  • Laksa (my dog) and laksa (the food)
  • Hut trips
  • Connecting via Twitter
  • Hot Vinyasa with Latonya
  • Din Tai Fung
  • Kitesurfing in remote places
  • Bluegrass
  • Learning from (and with) Diane Ravitch, Susan Gross, Alfie Kohn, Seth Godin, Chris Lehmann and many, many more.