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 an M.A.T. in Elementary Education, and endorsements in Library Science, Psychology, and Dance Education. I am in my 11th year here at Washington Middle School and my 16th year as school librarian. I also serve as the librarian at Loyola Sacred Heart High School and teach Introduction to Psychology and Media Literacy there. This is my 22nd year in the library profession. I worked for 6 years at the University of Montana's Mansfield Library in cataloging and acquisitions, and am back working there part time. I serve as School Library Division Co-Chair on the Montana Library Association Board, and as school library liaison to the Montana Shared Cataloging and Acquisitions committee for the Montana Library.
In my spare time you can find me, reading, cross-stitching, running and teaching SHiNE, Barre and the Missoula-created dance fitness Oula at the University of Montana. I also enjoy traveling with my family. We particularly enjoy visiting other countries. We have visited Mexico, Canada, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, China and, most recently, Japan. My husband and I have a son who attended WMS with me for 3 years, two dogs and a cat.