There is nothing more constant in this life than change! This is something that I have fully embraced in my life! My husband, Steve, and I are enjoying life as empty nesters. When I wrote this little biography just a year ago, it was nothing like it is today. My family keeps me hopping. I am a grandma to two adorable little boys, Calan and Lance, who fortunately live just across the lake in Eagle Mountain with my oldest daughter, Peyton, and her husband, Cameron. My second daughter, Haylie, is in Alabama. Kinsey and her new husband, Nicholas, are at Utah State. My only son, Garrett, and his wife, Tianna, are attending SUU in Cedar City. When Peyton was a baby, I chose to stay at home and be a mom. Staying home wasn’t easy for me. I needed to keep doing something, so I did preschool in my home when she was old enough. I then taught piano lessons in my house when she was old enough. Then, when Garrett entered preschool, I started substituting full-time at my kids’ school to be with them while still teaching children.
Several years ago, I made the jump to Lincoln Academy as a Teaching Assistant. I am now teaching 6th grade here at Lincoln Academy. Middle School is a fantastic time in life. Students are eager and able to do many things. They can grasp new concepts and handle more responsibilities.
I know that students can learn and do anything. The sky’s the limit, but not everything will come quickly to every student. We can all help each other succeed because we all come with different talents to offer. If students learn to work hard and realize that work can be fun and rewarding, they will grow! I love watching and helping students learn and seeing that “AHA” moment when things finally click. I am a firm believer in the power of reading, and I know that students who love to read can go anywhere in life!
I look forward to working with you and your students this year!