Assistant Athletic Director
Coach Adams believes you can’t teach athletics without teaching character development, and she feels most rewarded when kids display positive sportsmanship and kindness towards one another. Impacting Students
I feel that EVERY lesson I teach has some sort of impact on my students. Some are impacted by their physical skill growth, but, and this is my ultimate goal, most are impacted by learning important life lessons. Character development is at the heart of everything I teach. Whether on the climbing wall, where many students take a risk and go outside of their comfort zone to overcome a fear of heights, or participating in a competitive game, my students are constantly working on what it means to work together, play by the rules, advocate for themselves, and be kind and respectful towards everyone. Winning with grace and being proud of our efforts in defeat are taught daily. My hope is that each student is impacted by learning these life skills.
The ACIS Boundaries workshop was impactful. I always strive to keep my students safe, not only physically, but emotionally, and this workshop really made me stop and think. From locker room and bathroom issues to traveling on a bus to athletic events, I am not only extra sensitive about keeping my students safe, but that I very mindful about not putting myself in a bad place, either physically or verbally.
Favorite Teaching Moment
Any time one of my students shows outstanding sportsmanship, or learns a new physical skill. I love the excitement children get with this!
I have visited all 50 states, and traveling to all the provinces in Canada is on my bucket list.
Joined Graland in ...
Also Known As ...
Faculty Compensation Task Force Member, Grade 5 Advisor, Athletic Coach
MA University of Northern Colorado, BA Hanover College
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.