BA, Elementary Education, University of Montana, 2007
Licensed K-8 Teacher, Curriculum
I have worked with this (16-20) age group for many years in differing venues: On farms, in rock climbing facilities, and on stage as the director of Troy, Montana Public Schools high school play. I worked directly with kids in Missoula, Montana’s Juvenile Justice Program. I have developed skills as a general manager from previous work experiences over the past 15 years, such as: Art, Music, and P.E. teacher, K-8; Kindergarten teacher; after-school program staff; rock climbing facility manager; restaurant manager; and organizing community fundraisers and events. After moving to Kalispell, I started with Montana Academy and have worked with the Sky House program in different roles for a little over five years. Currently I am working toward my MA in Social Work at the University of Montana two days a week and loving working with MA students during the rest of the week! I am fascinated with human development and cherish the jobs I have had working with many age groups. In my free time, which isn't much these days, I love reading, doing art, biking, canoeing/boating, swimming, gardening, and meandering through the woods, looking at wildflowers.