She graduated from the University of Iowa with an Elementary Education Degree and a concentration in Early Childhood Education. In her own words,
"One of the things I love most about teaching is having a front row seat to children’s discovery and growth. Seeing a child “connect the dots” and understand something new is so rewarding!. Third graders grow by leaps and bounds in confidence and independence during the year and I consider it a great privilege to help them along the journey. I’m also especially thankful to teach in a school where Jesus is the center of all that we do. What a great job!
In my free time, (what’s that?) I especially enjoy grandparenting. I have ten grandchildren, four years old and younger,so our time together is lots of fun! I also enjoy quilting and other crafting."