I began my teaching career here at Horizon in 1993. I taught Language Arts for the first five years, then I was a co-teacher/coordinator for Horizon's Action Learning Program for Students (ALPS) which helped at-risk juniors and seniors stay on track to graduate; and then, in 2005 I began teaching English language development (ELD). I also team teach a leadership program for Juniors and Seniors called Adelante Leadership. Adelante is a program for first generation college applicants to support and guide students through the application, financial aid and steps to success in college and beyond. In 2017, I was named the Adams 12 Five Star School Educator of the year and the Jarid Pollis Foundation Teacher of Recognition. The same year I was named one of seven finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year. I love working with emerging bilingual students and sharing our cross cultural connections and supporting student success. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading and travel. The best way to contact me is to email me through the website contact form or call extension #4490.