Degrees and Certifications:
This is my first year teaching in Valdez, and I am so excited to be here! I grew up in rural Illinois and earned a Bachelors of Science in both Math and Biology at Illinois College. I was working as a molecular biologist in Alaska for several years, but five years ago I decided to change careers and moved to Indiana to earn my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Marian University through a transition to teaching program. I taught in Indianapolis for the past four years where I was lucky enough to teach every level of high school math from algebra through calculus. Living in Indianapolis made me realize how much I missed Alaska and wanted to return. I feel very lucky to be back in Alaska, and being in Valdez is certainly a bonus!
When I am not working, I love being outside and on the water, baking, taking care of my large number of house plants, and spending time with my cat.