I graduated from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD in 1992 with a double major in Elementary Education and Deaf Education. I was immediately hired by LPS. In the fall of 1992, I started my teaching career at Prescott Elementary as a teacher for the deaf. In 2000, I was hired as a general education classroom teacher at Zeman Elementary where I taught 3rd grade until 2008 before moving to 2nd grade ( 2008 - 2018), then taught 5th grade (2018- 2019). 2019, I started new adventures at Cavett Elementary as a 4th grade teacher.