I started my education at Northwest Missouri State University, where I studied for 3 years, and then graduated from Morningside with my degree in Elementary Education. As I also have a love for music and sports, I minored in Music and also got my Coaching Endorsement. I have been at Dakota Valley since 1998, where I started as an aide in the Special Education room with Mrs. Martinez and then moved into teaching Title I Reading and Math. I coached High School and Middle School volleyball for many years, but decided just to play after my son was born in 2010. =) My schedule often includes teaching an RTI group, Title I Math, Panther Reading groups, and ELL.