I was born and raised in Mesa Arizona. I am the middle child of three girls in my family. I graduated from Desert Hills High School and then took some time off from school to work and experience the world before going on to college. I recently graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors degree in early childhood education, and just completed my third year as a teacher. But I have many years in the classroom. As I studied to be a teacher I worked for Gilbert Public Schools as an Instructional Assistant for full day Kindergarten. During the 2012-2013 school year I had the privilege of student teaching in the Higley Unified School District. My first semester I was placed in a Kindergarten classroom, and the second semester I was placed in Kindergarten Prep where I fell in love with the program and decided that this was the place for me.