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Hi Obama scholars and families! I'm excited to be working in the Barack and Michelle Obama library. I have been teaching for 31 years with students from grades preK - 12 grade. I enjoy finding the perfect book for each student and hearing them say that they love books! I also really like teaching research skills. Doing research is like being a detective; you never know what you'll find out.
I have teaching degrees in Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, English as a Second Language, and Library/Information Science. I got both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees at St. Cloud State University.
I grew up in the Twin Cities and still live in Minneapolis. I enjoy going to plays (especially musicals), being around the lakes, gardening, crochet, and cross-stitch. And, of course, I LOVE to read. Mystery stories are my favorite.