This is my sixth year here at Rampart High School. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English. The only grades I have not taught are Kindergarten and 5th grade. I soon discovered that although I have a degree in Elementary Education, I am better equipped for teaching older students. I have over 7 years experience with teaching Middle School English and now here I am at Rampart and loving every minute of it.
Before I started teaching, I worked for six years as a sign language interpreter for the Deaf. In 2014 and 2015 I was invited to interpret for Governor John Hickenlooper's State of the State Address. What an honor it was to be part of something so important! American Sign Language is what I grew up speaking at home because I have a sister who is Deaf. Through my experience of working with the Deaf, I even spent some time teaching at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind here in Colorado Springs. Over the past several years, I was given an unbelievable opportunity to travel to Africa where I worked with and interpreted with Deaf individuals in Uganda. What an amazing experience I never imagined my expertise in American Sign Language would take me. I have also had the opportunity to teach English (as a third language) to some Deaf students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Through these international experiences, it has been a joy to share them with my students and enhance what I teach in my class every day. I am so excited to be able to share more of this part of my life as I teach six different sections of American Sign Language! I am so honored and blessed to be given the opportunity to teach something that is such a huge passion of mine.
It is my goal as a teacher to not only teach the essentials of the topics I teach but to instill within my students a passion for learning. I believe that the first step is having a positive attitude.
Course assignments, lectures, and supplementary documents can be found through a student login to Google Classroom. Parents, want to be able to keep up to date and see what your child sees in Google Classroom? Contact me requesting the class code and you can be connected too!
|Blue 1 American Sign Language 1||Gold 1 American Sign Language 2|
|Blue 2 American Sign Lanuage 1||Gold 2 American Sign Language 2|
|Blue 3 PLAN||Gold 3 PLAN|
|Blue 4 American Sign Lanuage 1||Gold 4 American Sign Lanuage 1|
| All classes are held in room 412|