• Hello Florence Students and Parents!

    Education: B.S. Education, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, B.A. English, University of Montana, M.F.A. Fiction Writing, University of Montana, 3 years of Law School, University of Montana.

    At Florence Carlton Since: August, 2006. Prior to working at Florence I taught 6th, 7th, & 8th grade at Potomac School. I was a Poet in the Schools for three years at Lowell School, and I worked as a legal intern for a criminal defense attorney.


    Background: I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My parents are florists, and I grew up working with flowers. I moved to Montana in 1997. My husband is a science teacher at Bonner School where he teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade. We have three daughters: Sophia, Amelia (Mia), and Paige. Sophia is 17 and is in 12th grade this year. Mia is 11 and is in 6th grade, and Paige is 4. We also have a gigantic Bernese Mountain Dog named Leisel!

    In my spare time I like to garden, read, write stories, cook, hike, run, and spend time with my family.