I grew up in Olds Alberta, and moved to Red Deer in 1998 to earn my Bachelor's degree in Education through the University of Alberta/RDC Collaborative Program. In 2003, my teaching journey began with Grade One on the O'Chiese First Nation Reserve, Northwest of Rocky Mountain House. Since returning to Red Deer in 2005, I have also taught Kindergarten, Grade Three, Grade Four, and Pathways. I spent two years as a Learning Assistance Teacher, further enhancing my own practice while working closely with many wonderful professionals and families. I am extremely excited to return to Grade One this year and I look forward to each and every busy day of learning!