Hometown: Great Falls, MT
A.A. with Criminal Justice emphasis from Ricks College,
B.A. in Elementary Education with a K-12 Literacy Endorsement from Boise State University,
M.ET. (Master of Educational Technology) from Boise State University
Courses Taught: General education courses, literacy education courses, Instructional Technology, field experience courses and Student Teaching Seminar
Areas of scholarship:
Preservice Teacher Preparation
Elementary Education and Literacy
High Leverage Teaching Practices
Campus and Community Involvement:
UP Faculty Sponsor for the Games and Puzzles Student Club
UP Title IX Deputy
MT Council of Deans Member
MT Praxis Committee Member
UP COM Distribution Committee Member
Provide service to a local church congregation
Trauma and Restorative Practices Member
Advice for Students: Take this time to find wholeness within yourselves and value in others. You have something meaningful and worthwhile to share with this world. You also are surrounded by endless opportunities to listen and learn from the people you engage with and the experiences you live. This is a life worth living and we want you in it
Favorite Things to Do in Great Falls:
I like to go to the mountains to play and rest.
I love a good board or card game.
I enjoy walking when the scarf doesn’t freeze to my face.
I like spending time with family and friends.
I love a good escape room.
I have a small obsession with true crime and Harry Potter.
Hobbies: I enjoy baking, creating, reading, playing piano, and travelling.