Smith Center High School, 1995 graduate
Kansas State University, Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education/ English, 1999
Ottawa University, Masters in Human Resources, 2001
BA in Secondary Education/English
MA in Human Resources
This is my 8th year back at Andover Middle School teaching 7th and 8th grade language arts. I originally first started teaching here in 2001, but took some time off in between to stay home with my children. There’s no where else I’d rather be, and I’m so proud to call AMS my home!
I am originally from Smith Center, Kansas—truly a small town girl at heart. After attending Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, Andover became my home in 2001. My husband and I have five children, ages 16, 15, 13, 12, 11, and one on the way in November! They all attend Andover Central High School and Andover Central Middle School and keep us very busy attending their sporting and extracurricular events including football, volleyball, basketball, cheer, band, vocal, theatre and whatever else we can squeeze in to our schedule!
When I’m not teaching or running around for kids’ activities, I enjoy reading, working out with friends, traveling, movies and date nights, and most of all, just chilling with my family!