Why I have chosen to educate? The answer is…the students. They keep me young and inspired! First grade (and a year of kindergarten/1st grade split) is what I have taught at Westview since 1996. My goal has always been to keep each student’s fire lit, so their brains and hearts remain bright. Actually, I have taught every grade over the years, but my passion lies with our youngest students.
The power of the pencil knows no boundaries! Through a variety of student letter writing campaigns, my 1st grade students have acquired a weekly ANYTHINK Bookmobile stop for our Westview community, enhancements and renovations of a neighborhood park, as well as food and clothing collections for local charities. Empowering our future generations to be service-minded will always be a goal of mine.
When I am not teaching school you will find me joyfully supporting and volunteering with cancer patients and their families (my hubbie is a cancer survivor). Our two teenage daughters are very busy with all things high school and college. They keep me well-connected to their academic and social endeavours. Also, you might see me cooking BBQ – our whole family is a professional BBQ team called Over the Fence BBQ. Mickey Mouse and all things Disney are favorites, too. Someday I hope to work for Disney as a Cast Member, I would love to spread the joy that the "Happiest Place on Earth" has given me over the years. Kansas State is where I attended college - GO WILDCATS!!!