Hello and welcome! Writing this I realize I have spent almost half of my life at Big Sky High School—4 as a student and 2 years as a teacher! I graduated from Big Sky in 1985 and returned as an English and Journalism teacher in 1996. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle I guess.
I attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA where I earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After interning and working at LA’s KTLA Channel 5 News I moved to SO CAL and attended San Diego State University for an English degree and my teaching certification. I then taught at Hoover High School in San Diego from 1991-95.
Returning to Missoula for my 10 year reunion turned into more than just a quick visit. I was offered an assistant girls basketball coaching position at BSHS and my husband and I decided this was an opportunity to move home so we took it. Bye-bye Cali, hello Missoula! I was a permanent sub for that school year and was fortunate to become a full-time teacher during the 1996-97 school year.
In 2005 I earned my Master of Education degree from Lesley University. A year later, I was fortunate to be selected to attend the ASNE High School Journalism Institute. I am currently the Key Club adviser.
As for English, I teach English 3 and 4,
When I am not grading papers or at a school activity, I can be found spending time with my family, supporting Montana Tech and the Montana Grizzlies, working in my yard, walking my dogs, or sailing with my husband.