I have been teaching students English since 1998 and truly love watching and enabling the connections between people, ideas, and greatness.
I am happy to be here at UCAS after commuting a quarter million miles in the last thirteen years.
I'm happily married and have four married children. Originally from Southern California, I moved to my husband's home town of Levan, Utah, shortly after we married, and that's where we stayed for 28 years.
I graduated from Snow College in Art, then from BYU in English teaching (with art and choral minors), and from USU in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literature.
I love reading, writing, art, and singing. I keep a blog, watercolor, draw, create beaded jewelry, do calligraphy, and sing in choirs. My favorite books, like my favorite songs, have a strong narrative quality and delicious words.
My first fandom was Peanuts. Since then I have added Jane Austen, Harry Potter, Horatio Hornblower, and Firefly. I have learned to embrace being a nerd.
I look forward to getting to know each of you and learning from you.
office hours: before and after school for 30 minutes, on Fridays by appointment, during my prep in urgent cases.