B.S., George Fox University
Masters in Deaf Education, Texas Women’s University
Fifth Grade, High School Cross Country Assistant Coach
In 2004, I came to Oregon to attend George Fox University and was introduced to Veritas through the annual Ceili two years later. I started my career at Veritas in 2008, after graduating from George Fox University’s Elementary Education program. Over six years I taught 1st grade, 6th grade and 4th grade. During my time teaching at Veritas I completed my Masters in Deaf Education from Texas Women’s University, graduating in 2014. I then left Veritas to pursue a position with the Willamette Educational Service District as a Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) specialist. I taught a resource room class of Kindergarten-2nd grade students, worked with the 3rd-5th grade class as literacy support, as well as working in a mainstream class with our DHH students.
Veritas, however, beckoned me back, and I have continued teaching elementary, initially in second grade and now in fifth. I have also had the opportunity to work with the Veritas Cross Country team as one of the high school coaches.
Outside of the classroom and cross country practice, I love to dance, read, cook, exercise, and pursue anything related to American Sign Language and the Deaf community.
Teaching and Deaf education have been significant portions of my life since I was in middle school. Over the years, the Lord put opportunities in my path to work at my church with the children who were deaf and to continue my own American Sign Language education.