I grew up in San Jose, California, USA. From there, I moved to Boise, Idaho with my husband in 1999. I taught kindergarten, third grade and sixth grade in Idaho. Prior to teaching I had another career working in administration for technology, medical and academic industries. I love ICT, technology, character education and using movement, music and meditation in the classroom. My personal interests include outdoor adventure sports such as whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, tramping and yoga. Naturally, we were drawn to New Zealand for the cultural and outdoor opportunities and decided to move here in 2013. I feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful community at Crofton Downs Primary School.