• My family and I moved to Ponder in October of 2009 (Fall Festival Day!) We love being a part of this great community.  This will be my twelfth year teaching 4th grade in Ponder Elementary. My husband, Eric and I have been married for 27 years. We have 3 boisterous and fun-loving children: Ben is working on his Masters degree at Texas Tech University (Guns Up!), Kathryn is a junior at Texas Tech, and Matthew is a junior at Ponder High School. I know firsthand as a parent in this district how the wonderful and caring teachers impact our children and their learning.  I began my teaching career in 1999 at a private school and taught PreK for four years and 2nd grade for one year.  At that time, I knew my kids would be going to public school, so then I began teaching 4th grade at Krum ISD where I stayed for two years. For the next 5 years, I taught kindergarten in Lewisville ISD.  My experiences have shown me that there is something to love about each grade level.  I feel so blessed to get to teach 4th Grade Language Arts again at Ponder Elementary and share my passion for reading and writing with your child.  I look forward to a great year of learning and building new relationships and connections!
    We are Texas Tech Red Raider fans! 
    These are a few of my favorite things:
    Colors- all shades of blue, greens, & coral
    Hobbies- reading, hiking, gardening, lazing & gazing by the beach, journaling
    Sweets- caramels, taffy, Snickers, carrot cake, ANYTHING lemon!
    Snacks- SkinnyPop Sweet & Salty Kettle Popcorn, queso & chips
    Fruit- honey crisp apples and any berries
    Drinks- Coffee, Starbucks Chait Tea Latte or Matcha Green Tea frappuccino, Bai sparkling flavored water
    Restaurants- Miguelitos, Olive Garden, Outback
    Shopping- Amazon & Target
    Things I collect- journals, flair pens, stationery, quotes, books