I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve at Mountain Song! It is a joy to be surrounded by fellow teachers that share a genuine care and love for children. I grew up in a family of teachers, so I guess you can say, “It’s in my blood.” I have been working my way west; born in New Jersey, moved to Illinois (where I received my degree in Special Education at Illinois State University) and then on to Colorado. I moved here in 1996, and since nature is my playground, I am peacefully settled. Colorado is my home with my husband of 22 years, and three beautiful daughters that are my joy.
After teaching Special Education for 4 years, I became a founding teacher at a local charter school and taught mostly 2nd grade for 13 years (total) with an 8 year break to be home with my girls and homeschool a bit, all the while learning and growing in my passion for helping those with special needs. I had the opportunity to serve adults with cognitive disabilities and spent countless hours researching methods for helping struggling learners. My philosophy is summed up in a quote from Helen Keller as she grew older. She said, “I cannot stop to grow old while there is so much work to do, and so many children to help.” My heart has always been for the struggling learner and I am thankful to have this opportunity at Mountain Song. Your child is valuable to me!