I graduated from Roosevelt High School a long time ago and then went to The University of Iowa. I have been teaching for DMPS since 1994, most of that time in fifth grade. I taught at Capitol View and Greenwood before coming to Lovejoy in 2016. I have two adopted boys from Liberia and spend a lot of time at their sporting events. Things that are very important to me are family, friends, respect, responsibility, and patience. I do my best to keep these things a priority in my life and in my teaching.
This is my 6 year teaching, but my first year at Lovejoy. I graduated from Drake in 2003 with a Journalism degree then went back to become a teacher. I received my Masters in Teaching in 2011 and spent several years subbing in Des Moines before starting at Brubaker in 2013. In the last six years I have taught in both Des Moines and Newton and grades 1st, 2nd, and 4th. When I’m not at school I enjoy reading, running and spending time outdoors with my husband and two children.