Why do you love working at AHS? — I love the children. I love being with them every day and growing with them. I love watching their eyes light up and their eagerness to learn as they reason and then relate our lessons to their own lives.
Curriculum Highlight — I delight in the American history curriculum of 5th grade. I have loved American history since I was a very young girl and throughout my life I have used the lessons I learned in history to help guide me. Those lessons have given me a better sense that I have a divine mission to perform in this life. I love sharing this love with my students to help them see their divine mission.
Why teaching? — I have always enjoyed being with children and helping them grow. Teaching and learning have held a special place in my heart since I was twelve years old and our bishop called me to teach music in Primary.
Family — I am the oldest of five children and was raised on a cattle and sheep ranch in the high Uintah Mountains. I learned to drive the tractor when I was seven years old to help haul the hay. My father and mother taught me to love work, family and be grateful. I have five children and 10 grandchildren, who are the light of my life. For my birthday, they all (adults and children) spent the night and we had a sleepover!!
Hobbies — Reading, sewing, cooking, gardening, and learning are a few of the things I do in my spare time. I admit I enjoy learning and preparing for my class. I love traveling to history sites around the country and spend part of my summers recreating history (living history) by dressing up as a pioneer and sharing the history of the church with others.
“I hope to leave a legacy of love for history and a knowledge in each child’s heart that they have a very important part in God’s plan. I hope to lead them to Christ and give them a foundation of strong character gleaned from the people in history that we learn about.”