“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
- John Dewey
My family moved to Redding when I was 3 years old and I have been in the area ever since. I graduated from Enterprise High School in 2000 and then attended Shasta College. In 2003 I transferred to Chico State University and received my teaching credential in 2007. In 2008, I married my high school sweetheart Ryan and children arrived shortly after. In 2010 Marina was born and Macey followed in 2012. During this time I substituted for many years in all grades K-12. I have always had a passion for technology and in 2015 I went back to school and got a second credential to teach computer applications for grades K-9. After 2 years of teaching technology. I have gone back to what made me want to be a teacher, kindergarten. My kindergarten teacher had such a huge impact on me at such a young age. I have such vivid memories of my time spent in her class. I truly believe she laid the foundation for me to enjoy school and the importance of learning. I hope I can do the same for one of my students one day. My family and I are so excited to be a part of a wonderful school. When not at school you can find our family enjoying the outdoors. We love camping and boating. I love being on the water so much I named my first born Marina! My family enjoys wake boarding and tubing on our beautiful lakes. Maybe we will see you on the water!