Phone: (217) 362-3320
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Sociology - Millikin Elementary Education Certification K-9, emphasis in Social Studies and Language Arts - Millikin Masters in Teaching and Learning - Illinois State
I have spoken to students in the past about the many "hats" a person will wear in their lifetime and encourage them to find happiness in these opportunities rather than feeling stressed. My current hats include mom, wife, teacher, daughter, sister, friend, coffee drinker, and wannabe chef. I also love everything Star Wars and Doctor Who.
Most of all, I love teaching!! I look forward to each and every year and growing a rapport with all the students. I believe having fun in the classroom enlightens children to the joys of learning. In May of 2017, I joined the TEAMS program with other DPS teachers, in conjunction with ISU. We learned to create more hands-on activities through STEM/STEAM projects. Students benefit from this because they will learn real-world applications to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. That program turned into a master's program, which I finished in the spring of 2021.