I'm originally from Minneapolis, MN, however Denver feels most like home. My journey to becoming a Special Education teacher started in 2014 when I began managing ski and snowboard based programs for at-risk youth here in Colorado. Through that experience I realized pretty quickly that I wanted to become a teacher and work with exceptional learners, eventually earning my teaching license from CU Denver. I've spent the past few years managing an Affective Needs program in northeast Denver supporting student's academic and social-emotional growth. I love incorporating exploration and movement into my lessons and firmly believe in the power of nature to support student learning. In my free time, you can find me running a trail, exploring the backcountry on my split board or camping with friends. I feel so honored to be a part of the Odyssey crew. If you have a question regarding a student with a known or suspected disability, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the DPS Student Equity and Opportunity Office at 720.423.3437 or email@example.com.