I have been an educator for 15 years and spent most of my career teaching kindergarten and first grade. Most recently, I have been a Title 1 teacher serving kindergarten through 2nd grade students in reading and math. Using data to inform my instruction and to help students be the best they can be has truly become my passion. As a result, I have spent the last 8 years working with data and collaborating with colleagues in data teams. In 2012, my first grade team was a runner up for the 2012 Shirley Hord Learning Team Award through Learning Forward. Additionally, I have worked with Dr. Stephanie Fryberg and WA State Counselor of the Year, Christy Anana in the areas of growth mindset, culturally responsive teaching and creating a positive classroom environment.