I am so excited to be teaching 5 th Grade and my first year as part of the Swigert community. I grew up outside of Boston and I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Ohio Wesleyan University, where I played on the varsity women’s soccer and lacrosse teams. Later, I received a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Oregon State University. I originally moved to Colorado more than 20 years ago to take advantage of all of the outdoor activities here and lived and worked for two years in Winter Park. For the past twelve years, I have been a teacher in Jefferson County, the past four years serving as a Fourth Grade teacher at Bergen Valley Elementary School in Evergreen. I am also certified as a Gifted and Talented teacher. I live in Park Hill with my wonderful husband, our four kids (two attend East High School and two attend McAuliffe International School), three dogs and a very elderly cat.