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Hello, everyone, and welcome to 5th grade! I am so excited to be a part of the 5th grade team and a part of the wonderful STEM community. I will be teaching Social Studies! 
I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and I moved to Colorado to attend Regis University where I obtained my Bachelor's degree with a dual major in English and Philosophy. During that time I also lived in Dublin, Ireland for a year where I studied both English and Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. Following the completion of my Bachelor's, I spent time in Denver working in editing for several publications. I then moved to New Hampshire to pursue a Master's degree in Cultural Studies with an emphasis on Literature and Culture from Dartmouth College. During my time at both Regis and Dartmouth I worked as a teaching assistant and had the opportunity to teach at the university level. I loved teaching but quickly realized that I was more interested in teaching at the elementary level. I returned to Denver and pursued a second Master's degree in Education from Regis University with an emphasis in elementary education. 
When not teaching I love to read and write, go on adventures with my three-year-old daughter, hike, bike, climb, frequent coffee shops all over Denver, and watch cooking competition shows (particularly those that involve desserts!).