Degrees and Certifications:
Undergraduate Studies - Oregon State University Graduate Studies - Portland State University Initial Admin. - Portland State University Continuing Admin. - Portland State University
I am delighted to begin my 30th year in education, 28 of which have been with the North Santiam School District. I spent 22 fabulous years teaching many different grade levels, then was chosen to be the district’s Literacy Coach. I then was given the opportunity to become the Dean of Students at Sublimity, and have been a school administrator for the past six years. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to nurture and support a dynamic learning community that works collaboratively to strengthen the academic and social achievement of students and the relationship between home, school, and community.
I obtained both my master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy as well as my Initial Administrator’s License from Portland State University. I completed my undergraduate work and earned a bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Early Childhood from Oregon State University, where I became a beloved Beaver Believer~ Go Beavs!!
My journey as an educator started at a very young age when I played "school" and aspired to be just like my teachers and create a lasting impact on students just as they had made on me.
My husband Rick and I live in the country outside of Silverton. We have twenty five acres, many of which are planted in Christmas trees. We have two grown children, Bri and Colby. Bri is a cosmetologist and Colby has completed the Fire Prevention Program and will graduate from the Paramedic Program this summer. Outside of school I enjoy exercising. boating, skiing, reading, and spending quality time with my family. I am blessed to be a part of such a caring community.