About Me

I am excited to return for my second year here at Tahoma High School and will be teaching both Biology (9th Grade) and Physical Science (10th Grade) during the 2019-2020 school year!

I realized my love of science at a young age, with the gift of a microscope, and furthered this interest when I had incredible experiences in physics and chemistry at Kentwood High School. Although my first career was not in education or science, the passion for the subject was always in my heart. I went back to school and graduated with a bachelor's in biology from Pacific Lutheran University, where I did research on both mice and stickleback fish, and then obtained a masters in teaching science from WGU. I am excited to share my passion for science with you and to show you the wonders that a science education can bring!

My other hobbies include: painting, photography, fishing, exploring the outdoors, and hiking. You might say that I am a bit of an adventurer. I have also visited some amazing places, including Japan and Jamaica, and have plans to travel to other places around the world to experience different cultures.

Fun Fact: I am a huge fan of Seattle sports, especially football and baseball, and I got to meet Russell Wilson a couple of years ago!


Where can I find assignments/grades?

I will post assignments on Google Classroom. You will receive a classroom code for access at the beginning of the semester. Please make sure to check this regularly to keep up on homework that will be due. I will also ask students to keep a schedule of homework assignments in their notebook.

Grades will be updated at least weekly in Skyward.


I/my student needs help!

This site and/or Google Classroom will be updated with helpful links and materials during the course.

Please feel free to contact me at any time via email or phone. I will also be available before school (7:10 - 7:40 am) or during Power Hour. If you do not hear back from me by the next business day, contact me again, as I check email daily.