I attended elementary through high school in the state of Wisconsin. After High School graduation I attended college in La Crosse, Wisconsin at Viterbo College. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with Special Education as a minor. I also have an endorsement in Psychology and Broad field studies in Art..
I began teaching in a third grade class in Amery, Wisconsin. After teaching at this grade level for eight years my family relocated to South Dakota due to a business opportunity for my husband. Eventually we relocated again because of business; at which time I took a position teaching First Grade in Hull Daisetta, Texas. Three years later we moved to Powell, Wyoming. I taught First Grade in a part time position for one year there. When an opening in Second Grade at LES opened up I applied and interviewed for it. I have been teaching Second Grade since that time. Just as the children constantly are learning I am constantly learning also--- from my students and colleagues, as well as continuing college classes and Professional Development Activities.