I’m a Cali girl new to Denver – a change I’ve anticipated and looked forward to for quite some time! Although I’ve lived the majority of my life in LA – a city that will forever be home to me – I’ve also had the opportunity to call Perth, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand; London, England; and San Diego – home. Before I began teaching, I worked in the fashion industry for a number of years – from styling to window displays to constructing fashion shows – and being in LA, it was an easy fit. Eventually I realized it wasn’t the career for me, and I chose to pursue education and haven’t looked back since! I spent the greater part of my teaching career at a highly rigorous and wonderful charter school in LA. It was hard to say goodbye, but knowing that I would be part of the 5th grade team and the greater SIS community made it much easier. Traveling is my greatest passion – whether it’s a road trip to places unknown, or a plane flight to a preselected destination, I’m always down for an adventure! Ironically, I’m also quite the homebody, so when I’m not out exploring, you can catch me reading, baking, binge watching Netflix (I probably shouldn’t admit to that) or working out! But regardless of where I come from, I know where I’m heading – and that is towards an amazing year at Swigert!