I have a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development 1st-6th, and specializations in Early Childhood, ESL, and Drama, from the University of Texas at Austin. I have lived in Austin since 1990 and have worked at Hill Country since 2011. I have three alumni, Classes of 2015, 2019, 2020, and one student, Class of 2023.

What is your favorite sport?
To play: volleyball
To watch: college basketball or baseball

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Spending time with my family, baking, just learning to use my Cricut machine.

What is your favorite food?
Mexican Food! I try to order something different every time I go out to eat.

Growing up you hoped to become a…

What is an interesting fact about you?
I love to work on puzzles! We have a different 1000 piece puzzle on the dining room table most of the year.

Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
My favorite author is Lynn Austin. She is a historical fiction writer.

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
My Great Grandfather, Peter Koch. My dad loved and admired him. Dad told us stories of miracles that Grandpa Koch prayed for. He walked with God and was led by the Spirit.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
“Lord I Need You”

What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
My favorite thing about teaching at Hill Country is that it is Christ centered. I am able to share the good news of Jesus Christ with my students throughout the day. I love to read and tell my students Bible stories and hear them say, “Do we have time for anther one?” I enjoy pointing out His miracles and being in awe of His power with them. Helping my students understand God’s great love for us and learn to apply grace and forgiveness in their relationships brings me great joy.

What is your favorite scripture?
This verse resonates within my heart when parents share how God is moving in their child’s life, especially when I’m invited to current and former students’ baptisms: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth.” 3 John 1:4

What is your teaching philosophy?
Every child has unique gifts given to them by God. It is my job to help my students discover, develop, and nurture those gifts. I enjoy teaching them to recognize each other’s gifts and to give the glory and praise to God.