As of this summer, I am brand new to Denver, Colorado and am so excited to be part of the Swigert community! An east coaster all of my life, I grew up close to Annapolis, MD and have been living and teaching in Washington DC, for the past ten years. My fiance, Andy, and I decided to make the move westward to the mountains in search of a new adventure. Our love of the outdoors and being active, made Denver our immediate destination!
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. The energy, curiosity, and love of learning that kids bring to their every day, energizes and inspires me in my work. I completed my B.A. in Elementary Education and my M.A. in Special Education from American University (Washington, DC), and have worked at some really inspiring schools. I really look forward to sharing some of what I have learned and learning new things from the Swigert community.
When I am not teaching, you will probably find me outdoors... playing soccer, lacrosse, and flag football. I love hiking, skiing, playing with dogs, and spending time with my family and friends. My new Denver goals include getting back into triathlons and learning some new gardening skills!