I am very excited to work with each and every one of you. I love teaching English because it allows a chance for me to get to know you all through your writings, your participation in classroom discussions, and your personality in the classroom as we discuss complex texts. My door is always open, so never hesitate to come see me or contact me with any questions, concerns, or miscilanious thoughts you might have about English, Big Sky, or life in general.
I grew up outside of Athens, Georgia, in a small town called Watkinsville. We had more cows that people in Watkinsville, and it was here that I fell in love with the outdoors and with reading. I found that through books, I was able to access a world that was simultanipusly all my own and shared with everyone around me. I took my love of reading and writing to me in college where I studied English- Creative Writing. I found education by total happenstance: I was coaching volleyball at a local recreation department and realized that I loved working with kids. They made me laugh every day, and when I left work I always felt that I had made a difference. I attended graduate school in Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder and taught in Longmont, Colorado, for almost three years. My husband and I packed traveled for a year, first backpacking in 15 National Parks in the American West and then spending three months in India and Nepal. We moved to Montana in August of 2017. I am thrilled to be working at Big Sky High School this year. In addition to teaching, I also work as a volleyball coach for Sentinel High School and Zootown Volleyball Club.
In my free time, I love hiking and backpacking; growing, cooking and preserving really, really good food; playing and listening to music; and spending time with friends, family, and my husband and our dog.
BA in English & Women's Studies, University of Georgia
MA in Secondary English Education, University of Colorado at Boulder