Welcome to the Beacon Program! I am the new teacher for the 2013-2014 school year, and I look forward to working with my students. I am a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a dual certification in Elementary and Special Education. Prior to receiving my teaching certification, I worked as a paraprofessional in the Behavior Support Program at Sinagua High School, as well as in the Life Skills Program at Flagstaff High School. I moved to Flagstaff from the St. Louis, MO area, where I worked for a non-profit agency called Life Skills. Life Skills is an agency who delivers services to individuals with special needs after high school, and I held the positions of Job Coach, Job Coordinator, and Supervisor of the Community Assistance Program. It was at Life Skills, where my passion was instilled to work with individuals with special needs in some capacity. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, camping and simply enjoying the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us.