I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and had great teachers and coaches who motivated me to get into education. At Tufts University, I studied Child Development and Community Health and played on the Tufts tennis team. After graduation, I stayed at Tufts for my Masters degree and was part of the coaching staff for the Tufts Women’s Tennis team. I started my teaching career as a social studies teacher in Boston. After three years of teaching in Boston, I moved to Denver with my husband and continued my teaching and coaching career. When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family, training coaches with Positive Coaching Alliance, coaching tennis, playing sports, and watching the Cincinnati Reds.