Mrs. File is originally from California, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Azusa Pacific University. After college, she began teaching at the middle school she had attended as a girl. Her philosophy of education then was to attempt to teach what was good, true, and beautiful in the midst of a school system often doing the contrary. While seeking ways to help middle school students who struggled to read and write, Mrs. File discovered the Riggs Program (at that time called “The Writing Road To Reading”) and took a course to get trained in it. She is grateful for that training 25 years ago, which has been an asset teaching Riggs at Golden View Classical Academy. After teaching for seven years, Mrs. File and her family moved to Colorado, and she stayed home to raise and teach her own children. She entered into classroom instruction again two years ago, teaching at HOPE Academy.
Last year, Mrs. File was a substitute teacher at Golden View Classical Academy, and is happy to be a Reading Interventionist in Student Services now. She is most grateful to be planted here among such excellent faculty and staff, who, like marigolds in a garden, help all to grow and thrive. Mrs. File is currently reading The Princess and the Goblin, by one of her favorite authors, George MacDonald. She lives with her husband, her four children, a dog and a cat, in the beautiful Colorado foothills. One of her favorite things to do is to gather around the fireplace with her family and read together.