McCartney Ranch Principal Biography

Almost fourteen years ago I started my teaching career right here in Casa Grande as a 5th grade teacher at Cholla Elementary. From there I moved to 4th grade at Cholla and then decided to embark on a new journey to middle school as a 7th and 8th grade Science teacher at Villago. Upon receiving my master’s in Educational Leadership in 2010, I moved into a Teacher on Assignment position (TOA) at Saguaro Elementary and five years later I was selected as an Assistant Principal at Casa Grande Middle School. I have been at Casa Grande Middle School for the last three years. I am so excited to now begin my journey at McCartney Ranch and I am honored to have been selected to be at such an amazing school!

Mr. Q and I met on a volleyball team through the college we attended and were married two years later. Having both received our degrees from Adams State University in Colorado (2005), we then moved to Casa Grande to begin our teaching careers. In 2012 we welcomed our first and only daughter. In my spare time, I can be found in the great outdoors often with my family and/or animals. I grew up in Colorado as a country girl riding horses, participating in 4-H livestock, water skiing, and playing sports. Now, I am finding more joy in watching my daughter and nieces/nephews start adventures and activities of their own.

I am dedicated to serving children and watching them discover their own desires and talents. Faith, family, and education are my priorities. I also believe in balance, taking the time to “stop and smell the roses” in life.  As Dr. Steve Maraboli says, “Happiness is found in the simplest of things. It is found in gratitude, in a kept promise, in a good conversation, in love, in friendship, in an achieved goal, in a fond memory; in all the simple magnificence of life” 

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