College you went to, major and degree: Northern Arizona University, major: journalism, degree: bachelor of science in journalism.
Where/what do you teach now? Payson High School: AIMS reading and writing, advanced placement English and journalism.
Years teaching: This is my first year.
Why do you teach? Because I once heard someone say, ‘You can't save them all,' and I thought I had to at least try.
Personal motto / words of wisdom: Life is good.
Family: My mom, dad and two little sisters live in Queen Creek.
Pet peeves: ignorance and apathy.
Favorite hobby or leisure activity: hiking and reading.
Why the Rim Country? I've always loved it up here. The people are wonderful and I love being close to so many hiking trails and outdoor activities.
In school, who was your favorite teacher and why? My English teacher, Ms. Savery was a great inspiration.
What was your favorite subject in school and why? English. I have always had a passion for literature.
What was your favorite year in school and why? Definitely my senior year. Everything just kind of fell into place and it seemed the entire world was just waiting for me to jump right in.