Ms. Elm grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Altadena. She received her B.A. in Professional and Technical Writingrfom Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and her teaching credential through Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. She has been a Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Teacher in Pasadena Unified for almost 20 years. Mother of three amazing young adults (Eric, Colin, and Morgan), she has tons of energy and is an avid exerciser. When she sits still, she is either watching the Steelers or readding a book.