8th English Language Arts Teacher
Salina High School South
Bachelor of Arts in Education from Wichita State University
Masters of Arts in Special Education from Southwestern College
Certified English Language Arts Grades 5-8
Certified Math Grades 5-8
Certified Speech Grades 7-12
Certified Drama Grades 7-12
Certified Adaptive Special Education Grades 6-12
This is my 1st year at Andover Middle School although I have been in the Andover district for 14 years. I look forward to teaching English Language Arts to my 8th graders!
Instead of going into teaching directly out of college, I become a buyer for JCPenney Towne East where I was responsible for a budget of $2,000,000 for the dress department and $1,000,000 for the juniors department. When my boys began to show up, I retired from JCPenney and became a stay at home mom until my youngest started 6th grade. At that point, I accepted a special education teaching position at Andover Central Middle School where I stayed for 15 years.
I am married to college sweetheart, Jeff, and we just celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on August 8th. We have been blessed with 3 boys, 2 daughters-in-law, and 1 future daughter-in-law on October 16th of this year. (I’m looking forward to future grandchildren which unfortunately are not in the plans, yet.) All 3 of my boys are Andover Central High graduates which did a great job of preparing them for college and their current careers – 2 pediatricians (at Wesley in Wichita) and 1 financial planner (at Equitable Financial in KC). My English Bulldog, Juliette, rounds out the family!
I am an avid quilter, cross-stitcher, and cross fitter. Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do outside of teaching, and I also love going out to eat and either reading or watching murder mysteries both fictional and non-fictional.