Phone Number: 719-852-3586 Ext: 2120
Room Number: A120
Daily Schedule & Classroom Calendars
1st Period - Biology I (7:50- 8:44)
2nd Period - Biology I (8:48-9:41)
3rd Period - Plan (9:45-10:38)
4th Period - Biology I (10:42-11:35)
5th Period - Advanced Biology (12:15-1:08)
6th Period - AP Biology (1:12-2:05)
7th Period - Science Seminar (2:09-3:02)
8th Period - Ecology Land/Water (3:06-4:00)
Times Available for Assistance
6:45am - 7:30am Monday-Thursday (by appointment)
4:00pm - 5:30pm Monday-Thursday (when not coaching)
8:00am - 5:00pm Friday (by appointment)
In 2005 I was hired by the Monte Vista School District to teach middle school science (7th grade), where I spent 9 excellent and memorable years. I transferred to the high school in the fall of 2014, where I serve as the Freshman Sponsor, Knowledge Bowl coach, and Science Fair Coordinator. I am currently teaching Biology, Ecology, Science Seminar, Anatomy/Physiology and AP Biology. I have an extensive background in wildlife biology, physiology, and resource management, and have continued to work for and collaborate with several state and federal agencies since 1990. I also serve as a board member for the Friends of the Dunes, a non-profit that supports research and education at the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. I am also very involved with the San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair, serving as a Scientific Review Committee member, and a volunteer at the Colorado and International Science and Engineering Fairs.
One of my great passions is research, whether it be simple or complex, and I love guiding students along their journeys to become student researchers, and hopefully, future professional scientists. In summers I work for the BLM as a biologist, monitoring and collecting wildlife and habitat data on our extensive public land resources. I also enjoy playing in the outdoors with activities such as photography, fly fishing, backpacking, and taking my dogs out for hikes whenever I get the chance.
My favorite color (of course) is GREEN!! Go Pirates!
High School Freshman Sponsor
High School Science Fair Coordinator
High School Knowledge Bowl Coach
Middle School Girl's Basketball Coach
Middle School Track Coach