I grew up in eastern Washington, a beautiful place to live, thanks to irrigation :o) After high school, I followed family tradition and went to BYU where I graduated with a degree in history, discovering my love for teaching after explaining American Heritage (a great but tricky class) to some fellow students.
After BYU, I thought I’d shake things up and attempt teaching in another language, so I set off for my mission in Chile. I met some fabulous people, collected many interesting stories (involving beans, wrong numbers, and unique home remedies for the common cold), and ate some excellent food. When I returned to the U.S., I began my search for a decent cheese empanada north of the equator. The search is ongoing.
Soon after getting home, I began a program to earn my teaching certificate. Through a family connection and some small miracles, I got a job teaching 6th grade English in Washington D.C. Life is quite the adventure!
I enjoy humor, good company, diverse books, creativity, music, uplifting entertainment, spontaneity, and outdoor activities.
I love the gospel. It’s an essential part of my life, helping me move forward and progress as an individual. Many parts of life are not easy, but knowing the Lord’s plan makes those parts a whole lot less confusing.