I am one of J.R. Smith Elementary School's Instructional Coaches. I get the opportunity to collaborate, train and teach alongside the wonderful teachers at our school. Our teachers are always striving to improve their instructional strategies and skills and continue to be lifelong learners to help meet each of their students' needs. I help teachers set goals, align engaging lessons to the Utah Core, train them on new concepts and ideas and support them in the amazing work they're already doing. I love sharing ideas and lesson planning with teachers and being able to engage with all the students across each grade level.
I'm from Cedar City Utah. I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design. I attended Southern Utah University for my B.S. in Elementary Education with a Minor in Early Childhood Development. I have 4 years of Montessori Training and have my ESL (English as a Second Language) Endorsement. I have taught for 10 years in grades 1st - 3rd. I have 3 kids and a dog and we love to spend time outdoors in our beautiful valley!