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It is with great excitement that I begin my 13th year as a teacher at Rocklin Academy Family of Schools, and my sixth year at Rocklin Academy Gateway! I have been a firm believer in Rocklin Academy and the Core Knowledge curriculum ever since enrolling my son Jacob 18 years ago during our school's founding year. I grew up not too far from here in Walnut Creek. After graduating from Brigham Young University, I began my first career as a mom! Our family moved 12 times as my husband, Jeff, established his career. When we arrived in Rocklin, I knew we were here to stay! My oldest son, Ben, graduated from UNR, and my second son, Jacob, graduated from UC Berkeley. My third son, Andrew, completed his two-year church mission in Bolivia, and he is in his senior year at BYU. Joshua is my youngest and he is currently going to Sierra College. We also have our labs, Cooper and Bella. 

Teaching has brought such tremendous joy into my life. I believe that each and every child has the potential to bring something special and unique to the world. My goal is to help students reach their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. My classroom is a caring, safe, and positive environment where students can learn and grow, and have fun along the way. I am thrilled to be a part of the sixth grade team at Gateway and look forward to a wonderful year.