I had the honor to help open Monarch High School 17 years ago and have enjoyed every year since. This school year I will serve as the Social Studies Department Chair, and sponsor the GSA and the National Social Studies Honor Society. I am extremely interested in promoting literacy through the social studies classroom. I have a bachelors degree in Music from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, and a Master's Degree in Information and Learning Technology from CU Denver. I have been recognized by the University of Colorado with the "Best Should Teach" award in 2015.