“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear;then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.” Isaiah 58:6
My husband and I are originally from Yakima, WA. I moved to the Northwest to attend Trinity Western University, where I graduated with a degree in Psychology/Human Services. I later participated in the K-8 Post-Baccalaureate Program at Western Washington University where I received my teaching certificate.
I have had a variety of opportunities to work with children who have a wide range of abilities, and come from different cultural backgrounds. Some of my experience includes starting a Young Life program, running a day camp in the inner city of Philadelphia, working as a Community Service Specialist with Catholic Community Services, and working in the Life Skills program in the Meridian School District. After teaching for 3 years in the Mount Vernon School District, I took some time off work to stay home and raise our children.
Before starting our family, my husband and I loved to travel. We spent 8 months traveling through Australia, South East Asia, New Zealand, and of course we had to stop in Hawaii. Much of our time was spent working with various communities through Youth With A Mission. Now we have two children, who are Evergreen graduates. As a family, we love to camp, surf, play at the beach, and enjoy the outdoors…Yes, WE LOVE SUMMER! We are involved in our church community, Mosaic, where we are continually reminded to “be” the church wherever we are.
I have been involved at Evergreen since 2006 as a parent, volunteer, classroom aid, Kindergarten teacher and currently, 2nd Grade teacher. I love being part of a school that is joyful and passionate about Jesus, and committed to loving one another. I love how each individual is celebrated for their unique gifts, interests and personality. My favorite thing about working with the primary students is how excited they get about learning and their willingness to get silly with me. I love the wide-eyed expressions, big smiles and being a part of their discoveries. I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Evergreen Community.