Hello! I am so happy to be able to join the ETTC team! I went to Western Illinois University and where I received my bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Soon after graduating I moved to Wisconsin and obtained my teaching certificate while teaching 3-5 year olds in a preschool setting. After 4 years in Wisconsin, I moved to Arizona where I currently live with my husband and two children. I have since continued my education by obtaining my full Structured English Immersion, Early Childhood, and Reading Specialist endorsements. I taught first grade for 7 years and I am now a Literacy Coach. I have really enjoyed this new position and being able to plan and create lessons for many different grade levels. I absolutely love the ability to individualize student learning to fit their needs. When I am not working, I really enjoy spending time with my family and taking photos. Teaching and photography are both passions of mine and I love that ETTC allows me the opportunity to pursue both of these!