I started my educational career as a Kindergartener in Moscow Kansas. Then my family decided to move to Hugoton Kansas where I started first grade and then in 1992 I graduated from Hugoton High School. After graduation I attended Francis Tuttle Vocational School and received a degree in Dental Assisting in 1996. However, after five years of Dental Assisting I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I received my Bacholors Degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University in 2001 and then started working on my Maters Degree in Special Education from Fort Hays State Universtity and graduated with my Masters Degree in 2004.
This is not my first year at Washington Elementary. I taught third grade in 2000 and Kindergarten in 2002 at Washington Elementary. I am now back at Washington Elementary as a Preschool teacher in 2015.
I had my first teaching job in Satanta Kansas. I was a 5th and 6th grade special education teacher for one year. I decided that I needed more experience in the educational field so I taught two years at Washington Elementary School as a 3rd grade and Kindergarten teacher. I then moved on and taught Preschool at Rolla Kansas and finally ended up in Hugoton where I taught Special Education for 6 years. I feel that all of my educational experiences made an impact on my teaching experience. It is important to me to try and learn from all my educational experiences and always strive to learn all that I can.
I got married in Hugoton Kansas May 31, 2003. My husband and I are both from Hugoton and both graduated from Hugoton High School. We have three children. A 20 year old son Takoda that is currently living in Manhattan Kansas. A 10 year old daughter that is in the fifth grade at Hugoton Intermediate School and a 4 year old son that is attending preschool at the Early Childhood Development Center in Hugoton. My family has 4 pets. We have two dogs a Yellow Lab named Boone and a Chihuahua named Chocolate. We also have two Mini Rex rabbits Otter and Oreo.
Family is very important to me. When I am not teaching I like to spend time with my children and husband. Some of the things that we like to do is go camping, travel, and go swimming. We also like to watch movies and go out to eat. Some of my hobbies include watching movies, riding my bike, listening to music, and baking. I enjoy decorating cakes for my kids birthdays.