This is my fifth year at Odyssey teaching 5th-6th Math. I love all the opportunities EL presents to teachers and students. I was born in Iowa, raised on a Nebraska farm, and moved here to work at IBM-Boulder for my first career - engineering. After 15 years I went back to grad school at DU to change careers to teaching math. I have always been an amateur athlete, high school, college track, then competitive volleyball post grad. Unfortunately much less as I get older. I backpacked across Europe in college, and saw other parts of the world while traveling and playing competitive volleyball. I still plan to see as much of the world as I can before I’m done. My two dogs and my friends are my family here in Colorado. The rest of my family are spread among Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Maryland. Besides being a movie buff, traveling, and sports, I have gotten more into home remodeling and slowly renovating my 1880’s row house in the downtown area. It’s a labor of love. I have not yet decided where I will be buried.