I am thrilled to return to the McAuliffe community after spending the last 2 years back in my home state of Michigan. I bring 14 years of experience in teaching middle school science and conducting research in science classrooms. I have a BS in biology from the University of Michigan and a MA in science education from the University of Colorado. I am passionate about making science relevant in students’ lives while also encouraging questioning and deep thinking. I love the Colorado sunshine and enjoy skiing, volleyball, ultimate frisbee and drinking coffee after running with friends. My husband and I live in Park Hill with our son (5) and daughter (2).