Hi, Everybody! Let me begin my saying that I am so excited to be joining the amazing fifth grade team here at Kruse Elementary! This will be my fourth year teaching and my third year teaching fifth grade. I grew up outside of San Francisco, but have lived in Northern Colorado for eleven years now. My husband and I love the area and try to spend as much time as possible outdoors with our giant goofball dog, Muppet! I graduated from UNC with my BA in Elementary Education with minors in psychology and special education. I am currently finishing my master’s degree from UNC, where I have been studying educational psychology. I will graduate this December (wooohoo!). I am committed to the success of all children and know this will be a year full of growth, learning, love, and adventure! I am looking forward to growing and learning with and from you and your children as I embark on my journey here in the wonderful Kruse community.