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I am excited to begin my 14th year as the gifted education facilitator at Hillcrest Elementary! Teaching has always been my passion – ever since I was five years old! I expect excellence from my students and from myself every day. A quote by Goethe that has empowered me throughout my career is, “Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Educated at Montana State University - Billings, and a retired teacher from the Big Sky Country, I moved to Kansas to continue my career. I am proud to be both a Lawrence and a Kansas Master Teacher, as well as the 2016 Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club Teacher of the Year. I am honored to teach students at Hillcrest Elementary half of my week. I am also privileged to work with the K-12 gifted education facilitators throughout the district for the other half of my week.