I grew up in SE Kansas and graduated from Pittsburg Sr. High School.
B.S. Elementary Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University
M.S. Elementary Education & Special Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Autism Certification from Pittsburg State University
Building Leadership from Ft. Hays State University
English as a Second Language Endorsement
My years as an educator have provided countless professional development opportunities for curriculum, instruction, behavior management, leadership, autism, and more!
I am love teaching with the team at Caldwell Schools! I am working with students K-5th grades during the 2021-2022 school year. Also, mentoring the new preschool teacher.
I have been teaching for 15+years. Most of my teaching experience is in special education PK-12th grades. I also taught in a teacher education department for an Oklahoma university helping preparing new teachers for their careers in education.
The many educators, students, and families whom I worked with over the years have taught me more than I can ever repay. All of these experiences contributed to a solid foundation of teaching and behavior management skills. My goal is to put all this experience to work at USD 360 to help students achieve their full potential!
I live in Anthony, Kansas with my husband of 30 years. We have a son, 27, and daughter, 24. Our son completed a graduate degree and moved to Kansas City to begin a career in cyber security. He is getting married this year! Our daughter graduated from college and got married in 2020. She lives in Austin, TX now, but plans to move to Florida in 2021 as our son-in-law begins a new career in the Navy.
When I am not at school, I love spending time outdoors working in the yard, relaxing on the patio, a pool, or playing golf. I work hard and I play hard!