I am and Oregon girl in a Texas world! I teach hands-on science to students ranging from 3 year old to 5th grade. I started teaching nine years ago at Independence Elementary in Lewisville ISD. I have a fun, loving husband and four beautiful, intelligent children. I am very involved in the community with a Girl Scout troop of 33 girls and a Cub Scout Tiger den of 11 boys. I enjoy connecting with the needs of my students and helping to enrich their lives. Science knowledge is important but I truly feel like a teacher when I teach someone to swim, teach them to speak up and advocate for themselves, or guide them to advance their learning in a new direction.