I was born and raised in Belle Plaine. I attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood. I have taught since 1995. I started my career teaching grades K-3 at St. John's Lutheran School in Victor. I came home to Belle Plaine in 1997. I taught Second Grade for two years and the remainder of my time has been spent teaching Kindergarten. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. We live on a farm and love being outside.