I am so excited to join the Eagleview 5th grade team! I was born in Wisconsin and raised in Illinois. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. I loved to stay after school and help my teacher grade papers. I went to Illinois State University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. After graduation, I moved to southern California where I taught a variety of grade levels for 12 years. I never can get enough of the change and growth I see in the children every year.
At home, I am busy chasing after my son and daughter. As a family, we love to hike, explore our new home, and I am looking forward to winter when I can teach my kids the art of snowboarding (or falling a lot as I tend to do). Next to teaching, I love to travel. My life goal is to see all 50 states and all 7 Continents. I only have 5 more states to go before I complete my list! One of my favorite parts of traveling is the ability to take the knowledge of the history and cultures to my students at school. When I have some down time, I enjoy reading and trying new foods and restaurants.