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    "Inspiration is the greatest gift because it opens your life to many new possibilities. Each day becomes more meaningful, and your life is enhanced when your actions are guided by what inspires you."

    -Bernie Siegel


    As a charter member of the Boon Elementary staff, I feel blessed to return to Boon for its sixteenth year and my twenty-seventh year of teaching!  I am THRILLED to have the opportunity to guide the learning experiences of the Boon Elementary AIM (Activating Inquisitive Minds) students!  As an educator, it is important to me to open the minds of my students to an array of learning possibilities while challenging them to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  Above all, I want my students to know how special they are as unique individuals and help them reach personal success on the journey of learning.  The Boon family is AMAZING ... I am so PROUD to be part of it!


    I have had the pleasure of teaching all elementary grades (K - 6) as a classroom teacher, art educator, as well as a gifted and talented teacher throughout my teaching career.  As a graduate of Texas A&M University with my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education/Curriculum and Instruction, I encourage my students to achieve their goals and follow through on their ambitions.  As a dedicated mother and an art enthusiast, I hope to inspire my students to take time to enjoy their passions in and out of school! 


    Spending time with my family is a joy in my life!  On the weekday evenings or weekends you can find me attending baseball games, band and choir performances, theater productions, or enjoying some quality time with my husband and two boys.  I love to take photos, create digital scrapbooks, paint, bake, shop, and do anything CREATIVE! Exploring new places is a hobby of mine! Some of our favorite family vacation memories were in Boston, California, New York City, Seattle, Seaside, and on cruises.


    My educational philosophy focuses around the goal of developing the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow. To do that, we must practice today through hands-on solution finding. I believe in finding purpose in learning each and every day... Creating an atmosphere in my classroom where all things are possible... Inspiring leaders to develop themselves as lifelong learners through the practice of Growth Mindset when successes do not come easily... And most importantly, I believe in EMPOWERING students to tackle the unknown with great vigor and JOY!


     I look forward to an INSPIRING YEAR full of growth, exploration, discovery, and creation in our journey of learning! Thank you for sharing your children with me as we make many BRAIN WRINKLES together in AIM class!