Jaime is a poet and a teacher whose love for words can be traced to her first exposure to Nikki Giovanni's Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day as a small child. She has taught in a variety of classrooms from an alternative charter school that adopted the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound philosophy as its basis for teaching students without textbooks or grades to college composition courses at Colorado State University while completing her master's degree. She is currently completing an MFA in poetry at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches composition. In addition to writing lesson plans for ReadWriteThink, Jaime has contributed material to the Parent & Afterschool Resources section of the site.
Jaime is a member of NCTE and the Colorado State University Writing Project. She is the author of Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom (NCTE, 2006).