Degrees and Certifications:
I'm excited to begin my 11th year of teaching and my 3rd year at W.C. Petty. Prior to District 34, I worked in Mundelein schools. There I taught as an ELL resource teacher, 4-5 multi-age teacher, 4th grade teacher and 3rd grade teacher. I have enjoyed every position and grade level that I have taught so far.
I grew up in Columbus, Indiana and teaching is my second career. I have my Bachelor's degree from Purdue University in Mangagment. I worked as a department manager for a few years then decided to go back to school for education. In 2005, I received my Master's degree in Education from Indiana Univerisity.
I live in Lake Villa with my husband Matt, and my two children Ian (15) and Amelia (11). My son has already started his Sophomore year at Lakes High School and my daughter will be in 6th grade at AUGS. We also have a spunky rat terrier named Edison and a crazy cat named Maggie.
I am very excited to start the school year!