I graduated from Iowa State University in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in special education, instructional strategist, and reading. I also hold an endorsement to teach the core subjects in fifth through eighth grade. I am currently a seventh grade language arts teacher. My desire is to help students gain a love for writing. Writing poetry is one of my greatest passions.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy a variety of activities including traveling and spending time with my husband, Dave, four children and my two beautiful grandchildren.