Welcome! This is my fifth year teaching at CHS. Before becoming a Bulldog, I graduated from Whitworth University with my Masters in Teaching. I grew up in Spokane and later worked as a news journalist and editor in the Seattle area. I was named Feature Writer of the Year in 2009 by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, and my writing has earned several other awards, but my love for all things literature and composition, as well as the opportunity to work with youth, drew me to a career in education. I completed my student teaching in 2013 at Mt. Spokane High School in Spokane and at Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I met my husband during my first year teaching in Colfax. We were married this summer and now live in Pullman.