**beautiful**daughters. Chuck works for Wal-Mart, and we attend Grace Baptist Church of Santa Clarita. I lived in Northwest Arkansas for 28 years but recently moved to Southern California via a corporate transfer for my husband's job.

It was my

**honor**to be a classroom teacher at Bentonville High School for ten years; however, I resigned my teaching position in 2004 to stay home and

**spoil**my family.

I started the hobby of scrapbooking in 1998, but seriously since January 2006. I have always been crafty as my mom taught me to sew and knit at a very young age. I consider my style to be clean, simple, and

**colorful**—if you look closely the math behind every layout shines boldly. While spoiling my family for five years I entered the scrapbook industry. My goal to share the

**life**I live through design team work and published pages or projects culminated with owning a flourishing online scrapbook company called Create My Keepsake. It was a

**blast**to work behind the scenes in the scrappy world; however, I closed my business in 2009 to return to teaching.

I

I currently serve as a certified Kagan School Trainer for Fulbright Junior High School and host weekly Genius Hour sessions for the FJHS math department.

**taught**math at Washington Junior High School for four years. Although new to middle-level education, I discovered the**challenge**was a perfect fit. I'm permanently hooked on building**better**students...one day at a time!I currently serve as a certified Kagan School Trainer for Fulbright Junior High School and host weekly Genius Hour sessions for the FJHS math department.

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Q&A

**What classes have you taught over the years?**- geometry
- algebra 2
- trigonometry/algebra 3
- statistics
- algebraic connections
- preAP algebra 2
- preAP precalculus
- AP Calculus
- 7th grade math
- preAP algebra 1
- preAP geometry

**What is your favorite course?**

I simply adore the content in precalculus. But no course is more fun to teach than geometry. Of course I really did enjoy teaching algebra 1 to some fabulous junior high students. Did you intend for me to just choose one?!?

**Have you ever looped with a group of students?**

Yes. Twice! I followed a group of preAP students from algebra 2 to precalculus to AP Calculus. And then I retired...I told my students that I had to retire because they were graduating and I didn't know any other students. :) And most recently I looped with my 7th grade algebra 1 students to 8th grade geometry. They are an absolute delight to teach.

**Have you taught your own children?**

Uh huh. My oldest daughter was enrolled in my preAP algebra 1 class and then looped with me to geometry. It's been much harder on her than me. ;)