Librarianship is my foremost passion. I love finding that "just right" book for my students and empowering them to take control of their education through research skills and instilling a love for learning. I hold a M.A.T. in Elementary Education, and endorsements in Library Science, Psychology, and Dance Education. I am in my 10th year here at Washington Middle School and my 15th year as school librarian. I also serve as the librarian at Loyola Sacred Heart High School and teach Introduction to Psychology there. Previously, I taught small group reading through Title 1. This is my 22st year in the library profession. I worked for 6 years at the University of Montana's Mansfield Library in cataloging and acquisitions. I also serve as the school library liaison to the Montana Shared Cataloging and Acquisitions committee for the state of Montana Library.
In my spare time you can find me, reading, cross-stitching, running and teaching Barre classes and the Missoula-created dance fitness Oula at various locations around town. I also enjoy traveling with my family. We particularly enjoy visiting other countries. We have visited Mexico, Canada, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia and, most recently, China. My husband and I have a son who attended WMS with me for 3 years, a dog and a cat.