I am new to Open Doors this year, bringing 23 years teaching experience. Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, I am the oldest of five children. I have taught special education in a variety of venues, including working on the reservation in Sells and in Costa Rica. I was employed with Amphitheather Public Schools for five years and piloted the development of the self contained program, CHOICES. I have taught at the university level for 14 years. Additionally I have worked in school administration for seven years as a Principal, Special Education Coordinator, and Director of Student Services.
I am a foster parent and have adopted four children. I have three step children. I enjoy teaching and empowering my students to reach new heights. I am excited to be a part of the Open Doors family!