The 2016-17 school year starts my 17th year teaching and I am as excited as ever! I am from Arizona, but have fallen in love with Iowa seasons. I have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and have a Reading Endorsement. I am married with two kids. I love to read, kayak and hang out with my family. This is my second year teaching at McKinley Elementary and I am thrilled to be back with such amazing staff, students and families.
I am very excited for the 2016-2017 school year! Not only do I get to return to first grade after a short visit to 2nd grade, I also will be welcoming a new child into my family. I am married and we have an energetic 3 year old daughter who is beyond excited to become a big sister in January. We also have two dogs who keep us quite active. This will be my 14th year in education, with 6 of those years being here at McKinley. My bachelor’s degree is from St. Ambrose University in Davenport in Early Childhood education and my master’s degree is from Illinois State University in Special Education. My family and I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing, reading and fostering dogs for the Great Plains Pointer Rescue.