I grew up in Salt Lake City Utah, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where I graduated from the University of Utah. Life has taken me from there, to Southern California for 5 years, then across the United States to Northern Virginia where I was able to attend graduate school through Liberty University in Lynchburg. My husband, and our three kids enjoy the beach, outdoor activities, watching good movies, and eating good food. This is my second year with Smart's Mill Middle School, and my sixth with Loudoun County. I am looking forward to working with seventh grade students in their English classes this year.