I'm the oldest of four girls and grew up in the Sugarhouse area of Salt Lake City. I now live in the Washington, DC area where I teach English at an alternative high school; every day is an adventure. I really love teaching because I like to design and plan curriculum that is engaging and applicable to life-long learning skills. I love forming relationships with my students, seeing them grapple and work through what they're learning, and find success. I also love having built-in breaks and summer vacation.
Though my administrators often try to sweet-talk me into sticking around for the summer to work on curriculum development ("because I'm such an asset to the school and district"), no ounce of persuasion or sweet-talking can convince me to give up my summer. This past summer I spent a month in Chicago visiting my pseudo-nieces and nephews who are the cutest in the entire world (obviously, I'm not biased, and I have ocular proof!). And then I spent 5 weeks in South East Asia: Awesome! I (3 Asia.
I love to travel and am always planning my next trip: whether it's a quick weekend trip up to NYC, a trip out to Chicago to play, a trip home to my mountains and family in SLC, or another adventure on a different continent.
I have the nerdy heart of an English teacher, so it is no surprise that I'm a passionate bibliophile and love words and language. I am fascinated with grammar and though I see grammatical errors everywhere, I won't point yours out--unless you ask me. Though I'm a bookworm, I also love the outdoors: hiking, camping, biking, etc. I love the four distinct seasons and all of the trees Virginia has to offer, but the hardest thing about living here is missing my family and the mountains.