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 I hope to begin working toward my second masters degree in the near future. 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 thespecial 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 teaching English 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 year, I am looking forward to teaching a new grade level at Aspen Creek Elementary School, as well as working with an energetic staff and being a part of the brand new building!
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.