This is my 22nd year teaching in the Urbandale School District. Previously, I have taught pre-school, Title 1 reading, special education, third grade, second grade for ten years, and first grade for five years. I am very excited to be going back to the special education classroom! I recently completed my masters degree from Drake University in teacher effectiveness and professional development. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity and am excited to be able to apply some of the teaching strategies I have learned! I look forward to working with students in a small group setting to help them reach their goals.
My husband, Brian, is a civil engineering draftsman. We live in Ankeny and have 3 children. Laura is 17 and is a senior, Justin is 13 and is in 8th grade, and Christopher is 9 years old and is in 4th grade. We also have a cat, Linus, who has been a great addition to our family.