MA in Secondary English Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2010
BA in English and Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
Business Intensive Certificate, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2002
International Baccalaureate Diploma, Poudre High School, 2000
I am a Fort Collins native and a Poudre IB graduate. I have taught English as a Second Language in Japan through the JET Programme and Language Arts in Colorado for over 10 years. I currently teach Television Productions and Digital Media Productions. I was a competitive fencer and fencing coach for over ten years. I competed at the state and national levels.
When I'm not working I love reading books, cooking new and exciting things, traveling around the world, and playing computer games.
“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. . . That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King