A little bit about me....

  • Personal:

    I live in Antioch with my husband, Glenn. We have three wonderful boys, Jacob, Jared, and David. We also have an 11-year old Jack Russell Terrier, Mandy. Mandy

    Jacob graduated high school in June, 2009. In February, 2010 he entered the United States Marine Corps. Jacob successfully completed his military service and is now attending Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

    Jared graduated high school in June, 2010 and completed college at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin in May, 2015, earning an Accounting degree. More recently he also completed his CPA certification. Jared lives and works in Milwaukee.

    David completed his college activities at College of Lake County. He graduated in May, 2017 with a Library Technician certificate. David lives at home and works in Antioch.

    This past spring I fell in love with the story of April the Giraffe. She and her mate Oliver live at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. On April 15, 2017, April gave birth to a male calf named Tajiri. In July, 2017, my friend and I travelled to New York and visited Oliver, April and Tajiri. This zoo is a wonderful place to interact with a variety of animals! Your child might come home and say I have a giraffe in my office, I do! However, it is a stuffed giraffe that the kids love to hug.

    Tajiri

    Finally, I am starting year 11 as an English Learner teacher in District 34. I love my job! I work with Kindergarten through 5th grade. I divide my time between Antioch Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary. What I love most about my job is working with many students for several years. It is great to see how their language develops.

    Education:

    Bachelor's Degree - Alverno College - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • Major: Business Management; Minor: Computer Studies

    Master of Arts - Elementary Education - University of Phoenix

    Teaching certificate endorsements:

    • General Education Teacher (Grades K-9)
    • English as a Second Language (Grades K-8)
    • Language Arts (Grades 5-8)
    • Computer Applications (Grades 5-8)
    • Business/Management (Grades 5-8)
    • Reading Teacher (K-8)
    • Gifted Education Teacher (K-8)