Degrees and Certifications:
I moved to Lawrence when I was in third grade and attended Deerfield Elementary, West Jr. High, and graduated from Lawrence High school. After high school graduation I moved to Emporia, KS to attend Emporia State University, a well known school for education graduates. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood emphasis from Emporia State University in 2000. I began my teaching career in the De Soto school district. While in De Soto I taught second grade and third grade and loved my time in the classroom. In 2004 I received my Master's degree from the University of Kansas in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading Specialist. I moved to the position of school wide Reading Specialist in the De Soto school district in 2011. I made the move to Schwegler Elementary fall of 2014 as a Title One Reading teacher and am thrilled to be teaching in my hometown. I enjoy coaching students to become stronger acdemically and have success!