I was born and raised In Greeley, Colorado and spent a handful of years in Texas before settling down in Arizona. I have been in Arizona for the last 25 years and now consider it my home. After a brief stint in law enforcement and corrections, I turned my focus to educating teenagers. I received my teaching degree in Special Education from Arizona State and my Master’s degree for Secondary Education from NAU. I have been teaching Special Education in Gilbert Public Schools for the last 17 years in an array of positions: self-contained ED teacher, resource teacher, itinerant teacher, transition specialist as well as department chair. As the Special Education site leader, I can answer your questions about the Special Education services offered at Canyon Valley as well as any questions you may have regarding Special Education. I look forward to making a positive impact on the students at Canyon Valley School.