I began teaching 8th grade Language Arts at Nevada Middle School in 2016. Before coming to Nevada, I spent six years teaching 7th grade Language Arts in Creston, Iowa and a year and a half teaching High School Language Arts in Woodward, Iowa.
I grew up in Whittemore, Iowa and graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in Algona. I have an AA from DMACC and my BA in English, with a minor in Education, from Buena Vista University. I enjoy spending time with my family, being on the lake in Okoboji, golfing, fishing, and reading.
I have one daughter, Ella, and a black labrador retriever, Shelby.