Dean of Students at Sunset Elementary School
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I moved to Hermiston four years ago when my husband got a job at the high school as an assistant principal.
What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
Shiki Hibachi Sushi
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Watch my kids play sports
What surprises you about Hermiston?
How much I love it here! I was born and raised in Pendleton and the colors purple and gold were not allowed to be worn. There may be some deep-rooted rivalry I grew up in, so now I love saying, “Go DAWGS!”
What was the last book you read?
“Culturize” by Jimmy Casas
What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?
Amazon and Walmart Grocery Online
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Pretty much anywhere tropical and warm. This morning I looked into Belize and the year-round average high temperatures are upper 70’s to mid 80’s. I’m ready to go teach there for the winter months!
What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
I asked my family if they could come up with a funny story about me and their funny stories are terrifying to me, which I guess is why they are funny to them. I have a slight phobia of snakes almost to an unhealthy point, I hate to admit. Once when our kids were a little bit smaller we were playing around in the North Fork in the Umatilla National Forest. I happened to step on a water snake and I screamed and ran away, leaving behind my kids to fend for themselves. My husband tells it a lot better, but to me it was terrifying and everyone else thought it was funny. We also have a few snakes where we live and my husband and our neighbor get a kick out of having me come to look at something, and that something being a snake. It scares me so badly!
What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?
To slow down and enjoy my family. Time seems to be going faster and faster and before I know it my kids are going to be off to college.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My three children Jacob, Sydney and Carson.