I am a proud product of Des Moines Public Schools. I attended Woodlawn, Meredith and Hoover. I then earned my Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Harding Middle School was my first home, as a teacher, for ten years. Then I taught Husky Pups for twelve years at Samuelson Elementary School. In 2017 I earned my Master’s Degree from Drake University. Starting in August of 2022, I was excited to continue my teaching adventures at McKinley Elementary.
My husband, Clint, and I have three “children”, Luke and Lilyana with two legs each and Pongo, with four. When I grow up, I would love to be a photographer for National Geographic or a novelist. Until then, I absolutely love working to make a difference in my students’ lives. In addition to teaching, writing, and photography, I love to travel, play outside, watch movies, listen to music, color, clean, and spend time with my family.
I have a master’s degree in education and this will be my 15th year teaching.
I am a mother of 3 grown children. In my free time, I like to read, visit my children, and go on motorcycle rides.