BA in Literature, Missouri Western State University

BSEd in English Education, Missouri Western State University

MSEd in Literacy Education, University of Missouri, Columbia

Gifted Education Preparation, University of Missouri, Columbia

Short Bio:

I started teaching at Benton High School in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 2006. In 2013, I transitioned to teaching English at Missouri Western State University, where I also became the Co-Director of Prairie Lands Writing Project. Fall 2021 marks the beginning of my journey with De Kalb High School, and I couldn't be more excited! My husband and I have been married for 24 years, and we have three children and lots of animals. In my free time, I love to read, write, sew, and travel with family.