I am a native of the Belle Plaine area and graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1998. After high school, I attended Iowa State University where I obtained my degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. After completing college, I returned home and been teaching at Belle Plaine in the fall of 2003. During my time in Belle Plaine, I have taught Special Education, Title I Reading, ELL, and I currently act as the instructional coach at Longfellow Elementary. The pride and love I possess for the Belle Plaine Community continues to grow every year, and I feel extremely fortunate to be working in the school district my children attend.