Hello! I am the School Counselor at Rivendell School. My job is to design and implement a school-wide Counseling program to meet the needs of every student attending Rivendell. My roles include teaching weekly classroom guidance and character education lessons (called True Colors), providing individual and group counseling, and collaborating with teachers and parents to support all children at our school.
I started my career in 1998 as a middle school teacher and coach. After teaching four years in middle school, I taught elementary school for two years. In 2005, I finished my Masters in Counseling at the University of North Texas, and I began my heart’s love: elementary school counseling! I am trained in Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Filial Therapy, Art Therapy, and ROPES. I love leading group counseling for older students and seeing students make connections with peers who are going through the same situations.
My passion is working with all children to help them realize their full potential, based on their individual strengths and gifts. It is my desire and aim to equip each child to become their best in all areas of their lives: academically, socially, and emotionally.
My husband Jeremy and I have two boys, Davis and Benjamin. Outside of work, I love to cheer on our two boys in sports and marching band (SKO Ridge!), hike the amazing trails around Fort Collins, birdwatch, snowshoe, walk our two dogs, listen to music, and teach kids at our church and VBS in the summers.