Period 1: English 7D
Period 2: English 7
Period 3: SKILLS
Period 4: English 7
Period 5: English 7
Period 6: PLAN
Period 7: English 7
I was born and raised in South Dakota and always loved school. I wanted to be a teacher ever since 2nd grade. Upon graduation from high school, I came to Lincoln to attend college at UNL. I made my home here and was grateful to be hired by Lincoln Public Schools after receiving my bachelor's degree in 1994.
I am married and have two children. My husband teaches plant science and assists in on-line education at UNL. Both of my children are now enrolled in the same high school, so that makes life a little easier! We are kept busy with our careers and our children's activities.
I do love to travel and be outdoors in nature. Two of my more recent trips have been to Japan and Washington D.C. (both for school trips). I have also been to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Mexico. I also love to read and am interested in art, interior decorating, and gardening.
After receiving my Bachelor of Science in 7-12 English and Reading Education from UNL in 1994, I was hired at Pound Middle School, where I taught reading, 7 English, 7D English, ASSET, and Discover Writing. I also served as a lunch supervisor and coached track. After completing two years at Pound, I interviewed for Lux Middle School and Scott Middle School. I was hired at both schools and chose Lux, where I have been ever since, putting me twenty -plus years in to this profession. During my time at Lux, I have taught 7 English, 7D English, SKILLS, and Reading Ideas. I have served as Team Leader and coached basketball and track. I am currently also serving as the IAQ liaison and share the English liaison position.