I grew up on the Eastern plains of Colorado in a little town called Elizabeth. We’re really proud of our yearly small town rodeo and the two stoplights in town. When I graduated high school I moved up to Greeley, Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado. I began my time in college studying music and theater; however I discovered my love for teaching and graduated with an elementary education degree with an emphasis in history. I still enjoy music and theater very much; and need to pick up my violin more often! After graduation I accepted a job with FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and worked with them for three years. I served for our East Coast region in Washington D.C. as an administrative assistant and as an on-campus missionary at Ramapo College in New Jersey and back at my alma mater, UNC. My time with FOCUS was very blessed and I am grateful for the time I spent as a missionary. As my time with FOCUS drew to a close I was excited to finally pursue a career in education. I received my professional teaching license through the state of Colorado and began pursuing a Master’s Degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. Now, five years later I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! Not only do I have the chance to share my love of the Catholic faith with my students but also my love for history, reading (especially the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder), and tea through monthly tea parties. Every day I am allowed to immerse myself in the mystery of discovering truth, beauty and goodness alongside my students. There is no greater joy than seeing their little faces light up while learning something new. I am honored to be the second grade teacher at such a lovely school. The Lord is doing great things and it is a blessing to be a part of the wonderful community found here at Our Lady of Lourdes!