Tanya lives in the foothills community of Lyons, CO. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia and her MS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. As a 4th grader, Tanya knew she would be a teacher after showing her class how to make a Statue of Liberty torch from tissue paper and a flashlight. For over twenty-five years, she has enjoyed a diverse education career with students from elementary to college. Most recently, she worked as a developmental math instructor at Front Range Community College.
In her free time, Tanya plays flute with the Longmont Concert Band and enjoys time with her family and all that the Colorado outdoors has to offer.