I grew up in small town, Springfield, Minnesota before attending college at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. This is my fifth year in the Dakota Valley District. My first year, in 2013, I participated in a year of student teaching in 4th grade as well as in Special Education in the K-2 Resource Room in the Elementary School and the 9-12 Resource Room at the High School . After student teaching, I graduated from the USD in May 2014 with a degree in Elementay and Special Education and accepted a 4th grade teaching position in the district.
After graduating, I participated in the PDC mentoring program through USD to obtain my Reading Specialist Masters Degree during my first full year of teaching.