A little about me...

This is my first year at COJOWA and I'm so excited to be working and living here in Cartagena, Colombia! 

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a certificate in Children's Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. (Hail to Pitt!!) My original intentions were to become a child psychologist, but I found my way into teaching instead through Teach For America (TFA). TFA placed me in Las Vegas, Nevada where I received my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Nevada is also where I began my teaching career. I taught 5 years in the Las Vegas Valley covering 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. This is my first time teaching abroad, and I am excited for all the amazing new experiences that I will have! 

Outside of school I enjoy:

* Reading - especially children's literature from Rick Riordan or Roald Dahl 

* Writing children's books

* Playing sports - soccer, basketball, volleyball, kickboxing

* Relaxing on the beach - I did move to a beach city for a reason 

* Anything spa related - massages, pedicures, manicures, anything to relax me 

* Sweets - chocolate, ice cream, candy, all things sweet! 

* Disney Movies - I have a soft spot for all kids movies 

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