Hello! I am so excited to be teaching second grade this year! I grew up in Newell, SD., and graduated in 1984. In 1991, I graduated from Black Hills State University with a BS in Elementary/Special Education. I worked as a teacher's assistant for two years before becoming a Special Education Teacher at South Park Elementary in Belle Fourche, SD. In 2003, I changed positions and became a second grade teacher. In 2006, I received a Masters Degree with a reading endorsement followed by a math endorsement in 2009. In the summer of 2013, I moved to Iowa and accepted a position as the 3rd/4th grade Special Education Teacher at Dakota Valley Elementary in North Sioux City, SD. Now I am teaching second grade at DVE! Woot!
I live in Sioux City and have a beautiful yard! I have two children, Debbie and Eric. Both graduated from Belle Fourche High School in South Dakota. Debbie lives in Sioux City and she has two little kiddos that I just love to spend time with. Eric lives in Detroit and he has a big cat. I enjoy hiking, gardening and traveling. I read everything that comes my way and truly enjoy being with my family!
I have one cat. Her name is Penny Pistol and she is super naughty! She likes to pick on the dogs and destroy any paper I leave on the counter - including student papers! My dog, Allie May, is a black lab/border collie cross and she is 14 years old. My other dog is a small dachsund/beagle cross and she is 12 years old. They both love to snuggle, play ball and go wherever I go. My pets keep me busy!