Prior to teaching at BCD, I have taught primary school in England and most recently, taught first grade at an independent school in the Bay Area. In my free time, I love to be outside, hiking, running, or swimming. I also love travelling and spending time with family and friends.
I started working as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher in a bilingual school in Venezuela many years ago. After teaching for 2 years, I got married and moved to Colorado. Our initial plan was for my husband to get his Master’s Degree from CU Boulder and go back to Venezuela, but we fell in love with Colorado and decided to stay. We have 4 boys, Felipe, Diego, Matias and Nicolas, they all have attended BCD since preschool. Our oldest is now at Niwot High School. I enjoy spending time with my family and go to all of our boys’ baseball games!
My family and I have been a part of the BCD community for 10 years. My two sons started in the BCD preschool and now Christopher is in 5th grade and Charlie is in 7th. I began as an assistant in the preschool in 2010. I left my position after two years to take care of some family health issues and am overjoyed to be back in the preschool. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, doing puzzles and needlepointing.
I have been teaching in the USA since 1995, including teaching PK in CA, FL and CO. I also worked at a residential summer camp in NY for 11 years. My husband and I love to watch football in our free time – both our son's (Connor) and the Florida Gators games! I love to hike, garden, read and bird watch. I also have a daughter (Libby) who keeps me busy with art projects and make-overs!
I have taught in independent schools for 13 years in Connecticut and San Francisco, and have run my own summer camps for 25 years, 13 of those in Montana. My family and I moved to Boulder in 2011. I love to ski, bike, hike and camp. In addition to raising my kids, my passion has been working with families in need by connecting them to community programs, services and resources.
I spent the 2015-2016 school year working as a Teacher Intern in the Kindergarten classrooms at BCD, in addition to working in Mrs. Hawkes Pre-K class as a Preschool Assistant and an After Care teacher. Prior to working at BCD, I held internships in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences field working with Preschool children. I am currently working on my masters in Education and Human Development. In my spare time I love practicing yoga, skiing, hiking and anything fashion related!
I have been managing After School Programs and Summer Day Camps for eleven years in Colorado and Hawai’i. I ran After School Programs for Kama’aina Kids at St. Theresa School as well as Hokulani Elementary, and coordinated Summer Day Camps at various island locations including the Bishop Museum. Before coming to Boulder Country Day, I directed the Before/After School Program at High Peaks/BCSIS Elementary, as well as “Fun in The Sun” Summer Day Camps for the YMCA of Boulder Valley. I enjoy sewing, live music, dancing, camping, hiking, gardening, snorkeling, traveling, and creating art.
I had the opportunity to become an assistant preschool teacher when my sons were in preschool themselves. Seventeen years later I still continue to help teachers teach preschoolers. I love the “aha” moments these children get when learning and laughing with them.
I am blessed with two wonderful sons. Family means everything to me and my husband. I like to travel, cheer my sons on at their basketball games, and we are all Big CU Buff fans! When I get that quiet moment, I love to relax with my giant schnauzer and a cup of tea.