I am so excited to be your 6th Grade Science teacher! Throughout the year you will be learning about matter and its interactions in our Physical Sciences units, Earth's place in the solar system in our Earth/Space Sciences units, and ecosystems in our Life Sciences units. Engineering and Design practices will be built into every unit so you will need to come to class prepared to work hard and have fun.
This will be my 9th year at HTA and my 5th year teaching 6th grade Science. I earned my degree in Criminal Justice from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and I was a legal professional for many years before discovering my passion for teaching. I received my post-baccalaureate teacher certification from Rio Salado College and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Science Teaching from NAU.
My husband and I have been married for 29 years and we have two sons. Derek recently graduated from Grand Canyon University (Go Lopes!) and Dekker is an HTA third grader. I am a big soccer fan and I enjoy watching the national teams and the Colorado Rapids. In fact, we love (almost) all Colorado sports teams - Nuggets, Rockies, and Avalanche - but the Broncos are second behind the Minnesota Vikings. ;) I am looking forward to getting to know all of you this year.