I am so thrilled to be teaching first grade at Werner this year! This is my tenth year of teaching. I have previously taught second and fourth grade at Bennett Elementary. I absolutely love teaching first graders! They come to school each day with such enthusiasm and wonder and I love sharing in some of their first learning experiences. I enjoy guiding them to find out what makes them unique and special and help them to feel confident and ready to learn each day. I want my students to love coming to school and become life-long learners! My husband and I moved to Fort Collins 18 years ago straight out of college from the University of Iowa where I received my bachelor’s degree and later a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. We have three amazing kids Olivia (10), Jack (7), and Eliza (6). We love all of the wonderful opportunities that Colorado offers for raising a family. When I am not at school I enjoy catching a yoga class, spending time outdoors, reading, cooking and trying new recipes, and spending time with my wonderful family! I feel so lucky to be a part of the Werner community and be surrounded by such amazing students, families, and professionals!