Phone: 832-5800 x1888
Degrees and Certifications:
Emporia State University M.S., Gifted Education Baker University M.A., Business Management University of Kansas Elementary Education
I started my teaching career working with Kindergarteners. After 5 fun-filled years, I moved up to 3rd grade and then on to gifted education. I taught as the lone gifted facilitator in a K-12 setting for two years before coming to Lawrence. It was a great experience working with such a variety of levels, but I enjoy the focus on elementary gifted education. I appreciate the opportunity to help formulate strong academic ambition and ownership in learning at an early educational stage. I feel strongly that this is the key to a gifted student's realization of their full potential.
At home, I garden, sew and experiment in the kitchen. My husband is a federal scientist. He has an interesting job and is able to travel all over the world. I enjoy hearing of his adventures but am content to stay behind. My children are grown, but I fill my empty nest with my beloved pup Trixie.