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Marshall Elementary School

Years with VPS: 24

One thing I’ve learned: That when students believe they can be successful, they are. I create a positive learning environment by personally having an optimistic attitude and encouraging students to dig deep to reach personal bests. Perseverance, hard work and a positive attitude are our most powerful tools.

Three words that describe me: Loyal, hardworking, creative.

When I’m not working, I: Love to spend time with my family. Athletics are, and have always been, a major part of my family’s lives. We love to play games and cheer on one another no matter what the sport or activity. I love to fish, go clamming, kayak and travel to tropical locations.

Look for more #TeamVPS profiles in the June 2016 issue of Inside Vancouver Public Schools and search for the hashtag on Twitter to see more examples of the great things going on in the district!