I grew up locally here in Denver and went to nearby schools all the way up to college. I attended the University of Denver, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education with minors in Art and Sociology. My initial experiences in teaching started in a local Public School for three years which included student teaching in Kindergarten before I started teaching at Lourdes..
I was first introduced to Classical education when I was starting my studies at the Augustine Institute while discussing the challenges of modern education with a professor when he promptly encouraged me to look into Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Classical School. The following four years I have been blessed to be a part of the team at OLOL. In my first year here I was the PK-8 Art teacher and have been the Kindergarten teacher for the following three years.
I find great trust in how Lourdes affirms parents’ role as being the primary educators and is a school dedicated to forming saints! I love that our school is not about segregation of the subjects but developing an understanding that all subjects are deeply interconnected in God’s great design. Scripture tells us that we are to love God with our whole hearts, minds, and souls, I believe this is also how classical education approaches the child–the formation of the whole person. In the Kindergarten classroom we are no strangers to the recitation of poetry, discovery in God’s creation through nature studies, and the immersion of fables and classic fairytales that incite the the moral imagination that takes a first look at goodness, beauty, and the virtues.
I am blessed to teach at Our Lady of Lourdes, and am excited to see how God continues to bless and nourish our school and community, may all the glory be to Him!