Monica began her career with Aurora Public Schools 16 years ago as an elementary school teacher. She completed her Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in mathematics in 2004. After this, she began working as a mathematics Instructional Coach, working to develop strong instructional practices with staff while continuing to teach in her own classroom part of the day. In 2011, she was named CCTM's Mathematics Teacher of the Year for her region in the state of Colorado. She now coaches part-time for VPE and spends the rest of her time with her amazing husband raising their three kids; Leif, Henley and Ophelia.