I have been teaching at Nelson Ridge (both 4th and 5th grade) going on 16 years now. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of St. Francis. I continued my education by obtaining my masters degree from Olivet Nazarene University, with certification as a reading specialist. My childhood dream was to become an educator, and I have found it to be a great and fulfilling challenge. Inspiring the next generation to become lifelong learners has proved to be an incredible experience for me over the years. I look forward to many more exciting years to come in the profession!
Favorite Thing About Teaching:
I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow both academically and socially throughout the year. It is an incredible opportunity to inspire our youth, as well as be inspired by them.
I enjoy traveling with family and friends, as well as exercising and doing outdoor activities in warm weather! The beach is one of my favorite places to be!
University of Saint Francis (Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education)
and Olivet University (Master's Degree as Reading Specialist)
My husband, daughter, and I live in New Lenox.
We have a dog named Wrigley. (yes, after the Chicago Cubs)
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Number the Stars