My Message

Hello scholars and families! I am SO excited to be at SVA-Avondale! This will be my 9th year teaching, but my first year at SVA. I have taught for 8 years (1 in Idaho and 7 in Arizona) across grades 4, 5, and 6 and learned many things along the way. I grew up in the Peoria, Arizona area and completed my K-12 education here. I left the heat for Idaho, where I attended BYU-Idaho, completed my Elementary Education degree, met my husband, got married, and started teaching. We moved back to the heat after my first year of teaching and have stayed close to home since. I chose SVA because they care about each scholar as a person, not a number. I am thrilled to learn and teach alongside our SVA scholars becoming leaders this year! My very favorite thing about teaching is that each day brings new opportunities to learn, grow, and laugh together. When I’m not teaching, I love to read, do yoga, spend time with my family, play video games, and watercolor paint. (#1 book recommendations: Airborn, Stargirl, Someday Angeline, and Peter and the Starcatchers!)