Lovell Elementary School Big Horn County School District #2

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Education
I graduated from Riverside High School in Basin, Wyoming, in 1992. I have enjoyed my education and my love for learning is something that I value and try hard to model for both my students and my three children. My undergraduate degree is from Brigham Young University. While at BYU I studied Health Education and Special Education. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree from BYU in 1996. In 2012, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. I continue to pursue education by taking classes when offered in teaching, reading, or Special Education. Currently, I am taking a Reading class through the University of Wyoming.
1992-Graduated from Riverside High School-Basin, Wyoming
1996-B.S. Degree from Brigham Young University-Provo, Utah
2012-M.Ed. Degree from Grand Canyon University

Experience
I have had experience working with a variety of students who have disabilities. I love teaching and learning something new each and every day! I love working with children who have special needs! My own daughter, is on an IEP, and so I understand both sides of teaching. My first job teaching was in Utah at Lakeridge Junior High School in Orem, Utah. This was in 1996-1997. I returned to Wyoming and Mr. Ralph Winland offered me a job as a Special Education Teacher at the middle school/high school. After teaching for almost 9 years at the middle school, I ventured to Green River, Wyoming, where I was able to teach as both a resource teacher and a life skills teacher. In 2013, I was hired to teach back in Lovell, Wyoming, at LES.

1996-1997-Orem, Utah (Lakeridge Junior High School)
1998-2007-Lovell, Wyoming (Lovell Middle School)
2007-2013-Green River, Wyoming (Lincoln Middle School)
2013-Present-Lovell, Wyoming (Lovell Elementary School)

Bio
I was born and raised in this great state of Wyoming! I was born in Riverton and raised in Basin. I have a great love for family and especially for my three children! I left the Big Horn Basin in 1992 after graduating from high school. I returned back to Wyoming after college and teaching one year in Utah in 1997. I currently live in Powell, Wyoming. I have three wonderful children that I am so proud of. They are my biggest accomplishment in life. I have two boys, Jeron and Jace, and a daughter, Jaya. They have grown so fast and are now teenagers, soon to be heading off to college.
I have many interests, but currently, I love attending the sporting events and activities of my children. We have traveled all over the state of Wyoming playing soccer especially! Between basektball, football, and soccer, my children have been my biggest focus. I also love to read, attend family events, participate in church, teach primary, and ride horses.
My grandparents and many of my family members still reside in Basin. My great-grandparents and grandmother lived in Cowley before moving to Basin, where my Great-Grandfather was the sheriff of Big Horn County. I am fortunate to be giving back to a great school in Big Horn County!