I graduated from Iola HIgh school in 1997. After graduation, I continued my education in Business Management/Accounting. After working in this field for a number of years, my heart stayed in the teaching field. I went back to school in 2008 and furthered my education at Kansas State University, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
While teaching in another district, I gained my English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification. This allows me to help a wider range of students with their learning needs. I am currently working on finishing my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and will complete that in 2017.
My teaching career in Burlington began at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school as the preschool teacher. I am going on my 4th year in this position and have enjoyed every minute of it.
Before coming to Burlington, I taught in the Kinsley-Offerle school district as a Preschool teacher. After teaching for two years out there, it was time to come home.
I reside in Yates Center, KS with my significant other. We have 3 adorable dogs and a couple of crazy cats.
During those summer months when I am not at school; I love to travel, go camping and boating, spend time with family and friends, and being outside.