B.S. in Elementary Education from Missouri Western State University and M.S. in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University

Work Experience:

I have been a teacher at Rushville Elementary School for 29 years. I also was an adjunct teacher at Benedictine College teaching Language Arts Methods.


I have two daughters, Rachael and Molly and a wonderful son in- law, Adam. I grew up in St. Joseph, but have lived and made my home in the DeKalb area for 32 years. I grew up with a strong value and love for education having the best teaching role model I could have, my father! I enjoy spending time with family and friends, music, going to plays, shopping, and gardening. I feel very fortunate to be able to follow my passion every day, being a teacher!