I am the mother of three adult children. I was born and raised in Gresham and graduated from Gresham High School in 1994. I have only spent four of my adult years living in another state. I lived in North Carolina for a few years but was all too eager to return to our beautiful and green hometown.
My children, who also graduated from GHS, are all doing their own thing and have been successful on many levels. My son is 25 and works for a company that makes microchips. My oldest daughter is 21 and a CNA who enjoys taking care of elderly patients. My youngest daughter is 20 and an incredibly talented artist who is attending the art program at PSU.
As my children were going through their school years I was actively involved in their classrooms and chaperoned numerous field trips. Being present and engaged has always been a high priority, especially during their high school years.
I have a very strong desire to help teenagers as I believe they are the most misunderstood age group. I also believe that we can all learn a great deal from them if we simply take the time to listen. I am here at CPS to help students learn and grow in a safe and comfortable environment. Math is my main focus but I also find it important to provide a listening ear and guidance in whatever area they may be struggling with. I embrace the fact that each student has their own learning style and I strive to find a way to adapt my teaching method to accommodate each style. Knowing how to do math is important but knowing how to explain the concepts several different ways is top priority to me.
Outside of work I enjoy collecting anything tie-dye, reading (James Patterson is my favorite), listening to music and doing any jigsaw puzzle greater than 1000 pieces (my largest so far was 3000).