This is my 23rd 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. This is my third year back in 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 18 and is a freshman in college, Justin is 14 and is in 9th grade, and Christopher is 10 years old and is in 5th grade. We also have two cats, Linus and Myla, who have been great additions to our family.