I began teaching Language Arts here at Monarch HS when the school opened in 1998. I was a Student Publication adviser,Yearbook for 16 years and Newspaper for four, receiving my Journalism Educator certification in 2010. I currently advise the Literary magazine. Before BVSD, I taught at a university in Mohammedia, Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer, at a junior high in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and in several school districts in Colorado. I graduated from the Univ. of Colorado with a B.A. and an M.A. many years ago. It has been a privilege to work with the amazing staff here at Monarch HS. It's a great school to call home!