I grew up in Louisville, KY in a family of educators. My two brothers are teachers and my father, 2 uncles, and grandmother also taught school. My father was my biggest influence on my decision to become a teacher. I loved watching former students greet him with such kindness. "Hello, Mr. O'Toole!" I was always so proud that he was such a great teacher.
My husband, Jon, and I have two sons Hunter and Griffin who are 27 and 25. We also have 2 Goldendoodles, Henry and Farley.
I enjoy reading, swimming laps, skiing, playing tennis, and walking my dogs.
- 1987 Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Bellarmine College (now bellarmine University) in Louisville, KY
- 2013 Master's Degree in Historical Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University
- 2019 UNO School LIbrarian endorsement
I have been teaching In Lincoln Public Schools for 28 years. I have taught special education, kindergarten, and 2nd grade. In 2018, I completed my school librarian endorsement from UNO and am serving as both Librarian and Math/ Reading Interventionist.