Degrees and Certifications: Degrees and Certification: B.S. – Elementary Education, Ministry/Biblical Studies; ESOL Endorsement from Corban University.
I am thrilled to be joining the Cornerstone team this year! I have had the privilege to teach 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade, and am excited to return to 2nd grade. While earning my degree from Corban University, I was given the chance to teach in both public and private education. During my time in Salem, I had the opportunity to serve as an AWANA co-director for several years, and participate in several leadership roles, including student government positions, as well as leading two mission trips to Czech Republic. While there, the team worked with elementary and middle school students developing their English skills. After countless games of Monopoly and Uno, many questions about my favorite TV show and color, as well as learning Czech PE games, I was able to see that working with children, whether inside or outside of the classroom, is truly what God has commanded me to do. On a more personal note, I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, until moving out to Brush Prairie, WA with my family in 2008. After moving to a very rural part of Washington, my love and desire for the outdoors grew exponentially. When I am not reading or teaching, you can find me hiking, kayaking, and sometimes even climbing any number of places around Washington.