BA: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
MA: Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Kansas Education Certification: K-9
Highly certified in Middle School Science
I began teaching at Andover Middle School 10 years ago. I was lucky enough to began my career here right out of Kansas State University. I am currently teaching 6th and 8th grade Science. I am also Andover's Middle School Science Department Leader. Last year, I was choosen as Skype Master Teacher and Guide. This year I was accepted as a Remind Connected Teacher.
Mr. Friend and I have been married for 13 years. We have two boys, Colin 6 and Jack is 8. Colin will be in 1st grade and Jack in 3rd at Cottonwood Elementary. At home, we have a bengal cat, Kitty, and a labrodane dog, Coal. At school, we have tons of fish!
In my spare time I LOVE to read, spend time with my boys, and do pilates!