Venus has worked in public education for the last 40 years. She loves watching both children and teachers grow. Her greatest joy in life is seeing a child discover their worth. She thrives on her work for a local school district as an instructional coach supporting teachers in their literacy instruction. Working at DR gives her the opportunity to work one-on-one with young men who need a boost in the literacy instruction. Venus completed a B.S. from Brigham Young University. She has a Level I and II reading endorsement. She received her Masters of Ed. through Southern Utah University in 2008. She is the mother of eight wonderful children and spouses, and a grandmother to 17. She served as President of the Utah Council of the International Reading Association. She loves spending time with her family, playing games, reading, attending plays, gardening, and always learning. She believes you should never stop learning.