My deep hope is to walk alongside students, staff, and parents to empower every individual to know that they belong (are loved, never alone, and have a purpose) and that they can include others in The Kingdom and Community of here, now, & forevermore.
I grew up as a missionary kid in Pakistan. During middle school, my family relocated to a camping ministry in a small town in Wisconsin, due to September 11. After high school I attended a two-year conservatory for theater arts in Calgary, Canada. While there I met my husband Mitch. After graduating from acting school in 2009 I took a year off to work in a school setting mentoring and tutoring students who found school challenging or had difficult home lives.
In 2010, my husband and I moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin where I attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Elementary (K-8) Education and with a certificate of Emotional Behavior Disorders.
After graduating, we decided to move closer to Mitch’s family in Abbotsford Canada. In 2015 we moved to Lynden, Washington and I started teaching 6th grade. In 2017, our daughter Rosalind joined our family. She was born with a serious health condition, so I stepped away from teaching to help out fighter become healthy. After that year, I returned to LC Middle School to be the Inclusion Specialist.
I love being part of the LC family and helping all students to feel a sense of belonging.
Rooted in Christ, growing in grace, and serving in love I strive to help each individual Belong:
- Know they are loved authentically, empathetically, and eternally by their Father and Family
- Know they are never alone; we will support and encourage our Family, and be the voice for justice and truth, restoring our broken world
- Know they have a purpose; we will remember that each of us are made in the image of God, with unique gifts, abilities, and challenges that fit perfectly into God’s Family
1 Corinthians 12:27