Marla has many unique gifts, and she shares of these gifts willingly as a teacher, friend and loving family member. Marla is known for her love of children and animals, her musical abilities and her friendly, beautiful smile. She has taught elementary school for six years, and she is respected by her colleagues for her skills in fostering reading development, helping with children of diverse backgrounds, and for her devotion to her students. Marla is adored by her students for her respectful, caring, and loving teaching style. She also assists in musical education, accompanying the school choir on piano. Her spirit of volunteerism empowers those she touches. Her optimism and strength as a person give her family and friends faith in her recovery.

Lived in:

Glenwood Springs, Growing up here was awesome!
Boulder for College and Graduate School
Glenwood Springs, Back to Glenwood Springs with Mom and Dad!
New Castle, Love living in this small town today!

Schools Attended:

Glenwood Springs High School, Diploma
University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. Psychology
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Teaching Certification
University of Colorado at Boulder, M. Ed.

Schools Taught At:

Malley Drive Elementary School, Adams 12 School District
Glacier Peak Elementary School, Adams 12 School District
New Creation Preschool, 2007 - 2008
School of Life, 2002 - Present


  • Music–Singing and Piano
  • Snowboarding, Swimming, Mountain Biking, and Hiking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • (Marla is an expert at making handmade cards)
  • Dogs, Cats (Marla has always had a profound love for animals)
  • Volunteering and working with children