I am very excited to be a Special Education Instructional Coach at Ascent this year and having the opportunity to work with our special education team at all five campuses. This will be my 9th year in education. I have worked as an elementary special education teacher, middle school special education teacher, and most recently as a special education teacher lead at our West Valley Campus.
It wasn’t until I was in college that I realized that Special Education was the career path for me when I had the opportunity to work as a paraeducator for a local charter school in North Salt Lake. Being able to build relationships with the students and see their successes was amazing. I believe every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.
I grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and currently reside in Magna with my husband and our daughter. I graduated from the University of Utah (Go Utes!) with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and later graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Special Education.
When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, doing random arts and crafts, and crocheting.