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Getting to Know Me
My husband and I are parents of three adult children, two boys and one girl--all married. We also have three young grandchildren and one more grandbaby on the way in October! Our four-legged furry child is a dog named Storm who is a red and white Siberian Husky with ice blue eyes. We adopted him from an animal shelter in the summer of 2006. Although he is fairly old, he still has quite a bit of spunk, which keeps our household busy! Storm lives with us in Lake Villa.
Prior to joining the staff at Antioch Elementary School in 2002, I worked for many years as a biochemist in cancer research. I completed my undergraduate degree in Natural Science at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and received my master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix.
Teaching is definitely a passion of mine! I spend much of my free time researching ways to build an effective student-led learning environment where students are engaged and empowered. I am also concerned about student growth, so I am always thinking about fun ways to boost achievement and new ways to integrate technology. Though I spend quite a bit of time working at home, I also remember to take some time to enjoy personal endeavors. I love spending time with my grandkids, watching movies, starting projects around the house (notice I didn't say anything about finishing them--that is such a challenge!), and I also love to read. I read every night before going to sleep. Other activities I enjoy include drawing and graphic design.
This year marks my fourteenth year teaching in Antioch. I am thrilled to spend this year with my fifth graders! The year promises to hold lots of fun learning experiences for everyone!