I graduated from Union College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I then attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln where I completed the teaching certification program for Elementary Special Education (K-6). I am currently working on my master's degree in Special Education (specifically focused on learning disabilities and emotional disorders). Prior to being hired at Clinton Elementary, I was a para educator at Randolph Elementary. I also worked at the Lincoln Regional Center and the Lancaster Community Mental Health Center providing rehabilitation to adults with mental illness.