I am very excited to be teaching at Immaculate Conception Catholic School! I am originally from a small town in Kansas called Council Grove, where I lived for the first 18 years of my life. From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, but I was discouraged from teaching and told to pursue another degree. I attended Kansas State University and received my bachelor of arts degree in mass communications with an emphasis in print journalism in 2006. While I attended K-State, I met my wonderful husband, Bruce and had my first son, Ethan.
After graduation, we decided to move to the Chicago area to pursue life in the big city. After discovering there were zero jobs in the print journalism industry, I took a job at a law firm doing billing work. While at the law firm, I felt a calling to go back and pursue my first love, which was teaching. I received my masters degree in elementary education curriculum and instruction in 2010. I began my teaching career at a very small Catholic school in Aurora, Illinois called St. Therese of Jesus Catholic School. Since the school was so tiny, I taught all of the specials classes to all of the students, which included music, computers, P.E., art, and library to grades preschool through eighth.
In 2012, my husband was offered a job with G.E. and relocated to the Fort Worth area. Since moving down to the DFW area, I subbed for a few months (including several times at ICCS!) before taking a full-time position as the curriculum director for a preschool in Southlake. After working in the early childhood field for a couple of years, I thought I would check back with Immaculate Conception to see if there were any full-time teaching positions available yet, and there was! I am thrilled to be back teaching at a Catholic school, and third grade just happens to be one of my very favorite ages.
I currently live in Roanoke with my husband, two sons, and daughter. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, playing music, listening to music, shopping, spending time with my kids and husband, and rooting on the Chiefs, Bears, and the Kansas State Wildcats!