In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Growing up my family traveled to a new state every summer and I recently returned from my third trip abroad. All of these travels help me to gain perspective and ideas that pertain to my everyday life as well as my classroom lessons. I have a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and over the summer I began working toward my second masters degree in the in Educational Administration. I truly am a life long learner and hope to inspire my students to develop the same passion for learning!
My family is very involved in education! After 36 years of teaching, my mother recently retired from the special education department at Millard South High School, and my father has been the technology coordinator at Gretna High School for many years. My older sister is currently the librarian or media specialist at Kearney High School and my brother-in-law is part of the admissions team at UNK. I also have a younger brother who is attending Morningside and studying business.
After graduating from Wayne State College in December 2011, I began teaching at Spalding Public Schools in a combination 3rd and 4th grade classroom. For the past three years, I have taught 4th grade at Arbor Park Intermediate School in Blair, where I also had the opportunity to coach girls tennis.
This will be my second year at Aspen Creek Elementary! I am looking forward to teaching 5th grade again with my fantastic staff and administration.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.