New position: Special education teacher at Jackson Hole High School
Education/background: College of Charleston, Bachelor’s in elementary education, Western Carolina University, master’s in special education
Teaching/professional experience: From 1997 to 2004 I was a special education teacher and wilderness staff for SOAR, a therapeutic wilderness school. In 2004 I began teaching for Fremont County School District No. 2 in Dubois, and I have continued to teach there in a variety of positions (K-12 special education, kindergarten, sixth grade, instructional coach) since that time. I took a brief hiatus to be a stay-at-home mom around 2009. I have also coached track for the last four years.
Teaching and learning philosophy: All students can learn and achieve at high levels. Teaching and learning thrive in a climate of mutual respect. Learning should be relevant, purposeful and enjoyable for students.
How long you’ve lived in the Jackson area: I have lived in Wyoming since 2000. Both of our sons (16 and 10 years old) were born in Jackson.