Degrees and Certifications:
- Master's of Science in Mental Health Nursing, University of Kansas
This will be my 7th year as the WRAP Specialist at Billy Mills Middle School. WRAP stands for "Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities." The program is a collaboration between USD497 and Bert Nash Community Mental Center to place Masters-level Mental Health Clinicians in schools to support students and staff. I work at BMMS 100%, but I am employed by Bert Nash and have been for 24 years. I have worked with USD497 schools since 2004 and enjoy working in the school environment.
I originally moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1989 from South Dakota to work at The Menninger Clinic and fell in love with the Kansas' seasons. Yes, I love the winters here, and the people, so this is "home" to me. I adore working with our students to help them navigate middle school and life.