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Hello!  I am very happy to become part of the Honor family.  I have been very impressed with district staff.  Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly! 

I have been a classroom teacher for 11 years (Preschool - Grade 2) and a reading teacher/specialist for 14 years, serving in a wide variety of building and district roles.  I have a Reading Specialist certification and have finished the coursework for my PhD in Language and Literacy.  I am currently working on my dissertation.

I am a passionate reader myself and am committed to helping each and every student improve their skills and develop a love of reading.  I shared my love of books with my three children (Rebecca, Nate and Caleb), all of whom are grown now.  I have three grandchildren (Ellery, Raelynn and Archer), with a fourth on the way.  I love to spend time with them - reading together, taking walks, visiting fun places or doing some cooking in the kitchen.  I also have to make time for walks with my own dog, Sierra, and my two fur grandbabies (Delfina and Hendo).

I invite you to contact me if you have any questions about your child’s reading and writing development.  I am looking forward to collaborating with parents and staff to help each child grow.  Happy reading!