I was born and raised in Nevada, Iowa and feel so blessed to be teaching and raising my 2 children in my hometown. I have taught 3rd and 4th grade Multi-Age, Kindergarten, and currently teach 1st and 2nd grade Multi-Age. I am a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Elementary Education with Math and Technology endorsements. In 2005 I graduated from Drake University with a Master’s of Science in Education.
I love to learn and since then have furthered my education by taking classes in reading, writing, math (Cognitively Guided Instruction) technology, Concept-Based Education and am currently training to be an Authentic Intellectual Work Coach.
In my free time I enjoy running, kickboxing, and gardening. My family enjoys traveling, bike riding, and watching movies together.