Year You Started at Oak Grove: 2012

Educational Background: Elementary Education Degree from Concordia, Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Winona State University.  Taught 6th grade in Rochester, MN; taught in a 4th/5th multiage classroom in St. Louis Park, MN; Media Specialist. Substitute taught in Bismarck, ND and worked in Children’s Ministry. Taught 5th Grade Spanish Immersion at Hopkins Elementary in Moorhead, and 6th grade at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead before coming to Oak Grove; in total, about 17 years of teaching so far!

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about? I can catch lunker fish and whistle ridiculously loud. 

If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be? In Guatemala or on the beaches of Cozumel

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job? A short attention span myself – it helps me plan lots of different activities for the block class! I’m also as curious as a 6th grader, so it makes for interesting Science. 

What are three things on your bucket list? Learn to play the acoustic guitar, go on a hot air balloon ride, and stay overnight in an Ice Hotel