Hello! I am very excited to be starting my 16th year as a classroom teacher and first at Westlake Middle School. In my previous 15 years of teaching, I worked at a high school for 1 year, at the Elementary level for two years, and 12 years at the Middle School Level. As a PE teacher I definitely practice what I preach. I spend a lot of time outside exercising; mainly running. I have successfully completed 25 marathons (26.2 miles) as well as plenty of other racing distances. I will be conqueering my first 100-mile run during the start of this school year. I like to challenge myself to achieve extremely difficult tasks and I bring that same "you can accomplish anything you put your mind to" atttitude to my classrooms and students.