Music/Movement and Performing Arts
Middle School Musical
I discovered my love for performing when I was cast in Beauty and the Beast, my middle school musical here at Our Lady of the Lake (class of 2001). I continued to pursue my passion for theater and singing during my time at Bishop Blanchet and the University of Portland, though I earned my undergraduate degree in English and German. I have spent my entire career working with children and youth in schools, camps, and dance studios, and I earned my Masters in Teaching before returning home to OLL. I have 2 wild boys (3 if you count my husband), a rambunctious cat named Liza, and I am a Fred Rogers super-fan. I am influenced daily by Mr. Rogers’ tremendous work in childhood development, and I do my best to infuse his message into each one of my classes: “Every human being has value.” Outside of school I love doing ballet, watching basketball and belting out karaoke.