Who are you?
I am a Spanish teacher at Liberty Middle School. I represent the Front Range UniServ Unit on the CEA Board of Directors. I also chair the Membership Committee for Cherry Creek Education Association and serve as a member of CCEA Board of Directors.
What led you to education?
My high school Spanish teacher, Laura Robb.
What do you have a knack for? How did you find that out?
Reciting the lines to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I can do a mean Cousin Eddie. I found that out when I was sitting on a hotel shuttle bus with a fellow friend and CCEA member, "Sparkie," who started quoting lines and it went on for hours. People avoid taking the two of us out in public now.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
The 1980's since I am still stuck there. The hair bands (Boston, Bon Jovi). The Brat Pack (Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, St. Elmo's Fire) and, of course, the original Karate Kid. The movies of John Hughes. The 1990's "Coming of Age" TV series, Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill. The one-hit wonder known as Debbie Gibson. A poem that I wrote in the 1980's that I liked but nobody else did. My Lamborghini Trapper Keeper from the 5th grade. It was the black hole for many homework assignments. The horror movies that I was not supposed to watch (Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th). I am still trying to solve a Rubik's Cube without taking the stickers off. And finally, my navy blue denim jacket with the white fuzzy stuff inside that kept me warm at the morning bus stop!
Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
Snow skiing! A-Basin or Winter Park, here I come.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Diet Pepsi. It is the Starbucks of my life.