I am excited to begin another teaching adventure at Tarver as the English Language Development (ELD) teacher. I spent five years teaching first grade in another Colorado school district. Here at Tarver, I've been lucky enough to work with kindergarten, first grade, and third grade. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011 and recently received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Writing from the same university. This summer, I completed my Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement. I'm looking forward to learning alongside students from multiple grade levels in a variety of ways. Outside of Tarver, I enjoy practicing yoga, hiking, and running. I'm the site coordinator and one of the coaches for our Girls on the Run program. I am also in the training process for my first half marathon.