Welcome to my Reading and English Language Arts class! This is my fifth year teaching 8th grade, and I am so excited to work with you as we build our reading, writing, and communication skills! I am an ASU graduate, and currently enrolled in a Master's program in Education Policy. My hobbies include reading, traveling, and drinking coffee (yes, I consider it a hobby because of how much coffee I am capable of drinking!). I am married to a firefighter, and together we have a German Shepherd named Lemon. I love teaching because I have a strong belief in giving back to our communities. I love teaching reading, in particular, because I think it is the most important skill in order to understand yourself and participate in society. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you this year!