Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Arizona State University, with an emphasis in poetry. Bioregional Outdoor Educator Certificate Wilderness First Responder
Hello! I am the 9th through 12th grade English teacher at Summit High School, as well as the sponsor for Summit Outdoor Service Club. SOSC provides students with opportunities to engage in meaningful service projects while learning and recreating in wilderness settings, with an emphasis on culturally significant experiences on the reservation.
This is my fifth year at SHS, and my twelth year of teaching. I have spent many of my years at Mount Elden Middle School, with one year of teaching at Coconino High School, followed by a year abroad in southeast Turkey. When I'm not working, I can be found in the woods, traipsing around the desert or heading downstream. My students give me an abundance of energy and laughter each day, and I truly believe I have the best job in the world. We read really great literature, engage in honest conversation, honor authenticity and eat way too much hot sauce. Come join us!