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 a 14-year old Jack Russell Terrier, Mandy. Mandy  I love to go camping, cook and do yard work.

    Jacob graduated high school in May, 2009. In February, 2010 he entered the United States Marine Corps. Jacob successfully completed his military service and then attended Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jacob earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is now working full time.

    Jared graduated high school in May, 2010 and earned his degree in Accounting from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin in May, 2015. He also completed his CPA certification. Jared lives and works in Milwaukee and will be getting married this fall.

    David graduated high school in May, 2012. He earned a Library Technician certificate from College of Lake County in May, 2017. David lives at home and works full time in Antioch.

    In the spring of 2017, 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. In March, 2019, April gave birth to another male calf named Azizi. This time, Glenn and I travelled to Animal Adventure Park in June, 2019 to see Azizi. It's a good thing we went when we did because Azizi has since been moved to a zoo in Texas. Animal Adventure Park 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 My family Azizi

    Finally, I am in my 13th year as an English Learner teacher in District 34. I love my job! I work with Kindergarten through 5th grade. I divide my time between Hillcrest Elementary and W.C. Petty 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)