Years in Education

  • 25 years

Years with Yorkshire Academy

  • 11th year

Educational Background

  • BA in English and Classics and Ancient History from the University of Western Australia
  • Grades 4–12 Teaching Degree from Western Washington University
  • MLA in English from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas

Awards/Specialized Training/Inservice Specialities

  • Published author and illustrator
  • Apple Teacher Certification
  • Education Seat on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Member
  • Ocean Education and NOAA Climate Steward
  • Associate Member of Women Divers Hall of Fame
  • Education Seat on the Mar Alliance Ocean Research Group
  • Sits on Board of the Woodring College of Education at West Washington University
  • Multi-Sensory Grammar Training
  • Gifted and Talented Certified
  • ESL Certified

Special Interests

  • Scuba diving and underwater photography
  • Writing stories
  • First nations and native american art and culture

Fun Facts

  • I am married to an incredibly supportive and patient man.
  • I have three wonderful children and six incredible grandchildren.
  • Proud to guide YA to be designated the first and only NOAA Ocean Guardian School for the 5th year!
  • I have dived in all oceans of the world except the Antarctic—hoping to do so one day.
  • I love to participate in long bike riding events.
  • Excited to be part of Yorkshire Academy and working with fantastic students and faculty.
  • Working on Dyslexia and Reading Specialist Certification.