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4th-5th Grade Education Specialist
I was born and raised in Kansas City, but I've lived in Lawrence for the majority of my life now, so it is truly home. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and worked in sales and marketing for a decade before finally pursuing what I've always wanted to do: teaching. I earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from Rockhurst University in Kansas City in 2012 and have never looked back. This is my ninth year teaching, and my first year at LVS. I taught 7th grade Social Studies at Billy Mills Middle School and 4th grade at Kansas Virtual Academy before joining the LVS family.
I live with my husband, 5th grade daughter, and my fur baby in Lawrence. We enjoy cooking dinners together, watching movies and The Masked Singer, playing games and laughing together. When I have a moment of alone time and the Kansas weather isn't too crazy, I like running.
The thing I love about LVS is that it provides students the ability to take ownership of their own learning and families the flexibility their particular life situation might need.