I grew up attending Nevada schools and after graduating from Nevada High School, I attended Northwest Missouri State University down in Maryville, Missouri. At Northwest I studied Elementary Education with an emphasis on language arts and reading. I returned home to Nevada after college to find my first job, and I teach 3rd and 4th multi-age. I am the youngest of 3 girls, and I love being an aunt! My oldest sister lives in St. Charles, Missouri with my nephews Will and Michael. My middle sister lives in Salisbury, Maryland and works at the University of Salisbury. I really enjoy reading, playing golf, spending time with family and friends, going to movies and experiencing music through singing and playing the guitar.