Degrees and Certifications:
I grew up in a small town in Northwestern Minnesota, graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead in 1997 with a degree in Psychology and Children & Family Studies.
Knowing that I wanted to be a teacher I received a Masters in Special Education from Bethel University in St. Paul. During my time at Capitol Hill I was a presenter on Twice Exceptional (Gifted with a learning difference such as LD, ADHD, ASD, or EBD) with Dr. Karen Rogers, University of St. Thomas, in Atlanta at The National Association for Gifted Children Conference.
I am an AVID trained teacher, which examines how Special Education students can be served in the regular education setting using AVID strategies. My goal as a teacher is to make a difference in each one of my student's life and help them to become their own advocate.