|Bio:||My entire adult life I have worked with youth wether it was as a para-educator, recreation programer for the Deptarment of Defense, at a youth shelter for neglected and delinquent youth or at my church so teaching has always been a natural occupation for me. Even if it took me a few years and two degrees to finally acknowledge that it was my destination.
I graduated the University of Utah with a BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism in 2010. After I worked for the Evanston Parks and Recreation district overseeing all youth activities. While there I realized that the best part of that position was spent when I was interacting one on one with the youth in coaching or as an instructor of varies classes. So I embarked on a second degree to formalize my teaching. In 2015 I graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Governors University.
I am married to a wonderful and supportive husband, we live in Wyoming and yes I do travel down everyday. I spend an hour and 10 minutes one way preparing and contemplating as well as enjoying good music or audio book.
I have two adult children and two granddaughters that remind me everyday that there is not enough "gammie" time in one day to fill their cups.
I have two fun loving dogs and two cats. Two seems to be the magical number in my life.
I love the great outdoors hence my first degree with the emphasis of Natural Resource Management.
I decided as a young adult just out of high school that I wanted to be a lifelong learner and professional student. Again explains my two degrees, however I am not done there. I plan to continue on with a Masters and one day my Doctorate.
I love working at Monticello because of the beliefs that each child can reach great potential as well as the faculty.