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I am honored to serve as the new Assistant Principal of Erie Middle School, a place where teachers and staff are truly dedicated to providing high-quality education to your middle school student.
I was born and raised on a farm in Iowa, but Estes Park has been my home over the last 11 years. I served as 8th grade science teacher and cross country and track coach for 7 of those years before becoming the principal of Estes Park Middle School. Previous to moving to Colorado, I taught high school biology and Earth science in Iowa.
I am very passionate about middle school education. During this pivotal time, a middle schooler’s brain is growing at an exponential rate, making this an ideal time for learning, but also a time to deal with challenging emotions. In order for learning to occur, students must feel safe and be part of a positive culture and environment. The meaningful relationships we build together will have a tremendous impact on the success of every student at our school. I look forward to collaborating with you to develop the best possible learning environment for your child. It is a priority for us that students feel they belong and have a strong sense of hope, optimism and purpose.
I am thrilled to be a part of this growing community and eager to forge partnerships and build hopeful futures for the students of Erie!