Dear Logan Community,
I am very excited to be joining the Logan staff next year as the Dean of Students. Many of you may know me already, but for those whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting, I would like to share a little about myself.
I was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills. After high school, I attended Iowa State University and received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Science and Social Science endorsements. I was also lucky enough to be able to study in London and student teach in New Zealand, which helped me learn from different forms of educational practices.
From Iowa State, I moved to Atlanta, GA, and taught fourth grade. Having grown up in a K-12 school with roughly 90 students, it was an adjustment to teach in a K-5 school with 1500 students. This experience gave me the inspiration to apply for graduate school, and I attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education and received a Master of Education in School Leadership and Development.
After completing my degree, I moved to Denver and joined The Logan School in the fall of 2009. While at Logan, I was able to teach for three years in IS, three years in AS, and then I spent two years as Dean of Faculty and Students alongside Patti. At that point, I made the difficult decision to step down from this role to take care of my family.
I have spent the last three years taking care of my daughters, Maive and Rhen, and spending time with extended family. In addition, I have been working as the Director of the Logan Learning Lab. In my free time, I love to travel with my husband, T.J. and our girls. We spend time building new inventions, taking care of our chickens and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
I am very excited to be re-joining Logan as I believe deeply in students being co-architects in their own learning, and in teachers working collectively to develop rich, authentic experiences for each individual. If I haven’t had the opportunity to meet you, I am excited to get to know you and your family. If I have, I am excited to see you again and work with you throughout the years ahead.
In the meantime, I hope you are all home safe and healthy. The girls and I are using our time to build leprechaun traps, do some simple science experiences and bake. Take care of each other and I can’t wait to be working with you again.