Degrees and Certifications:
BS UW-River Falls; M.Ed. St. Mary's University
I have surpassed the 30 year mark of my teaching career in St. Paul Public Schools and am proud to say that all of them have been at RHS! My first years were in 5th grade, and I am delighted to have found my home in Kindergarten for the bulk of my career. I adore working with Kindergartners; they are refreshing with their views on what is important: lost teeth, the treat in their lunchbox, finding a stick, rock, ice chunk... I am also able to stay connected with the "big kids" by managing the Extended Day Learning (EDL) program at RHS and supporting the annual trip to Eagle Bluff for our 5th graders.
My husband, Dave, and I grew up in St. Paul and are products of (and teachers in) St. Paul Public Schools. You can often find me in my classroom until the traffic clears in the afternoon, at which time I begin my commute to our home in Marine on St.Croix. In our free time, we enjoy restoring our 140 year old home, helping others restore theirs, and relaxing on our houseboat. We cherish spending time with our puppy, Sailor, and welcome visits from our son Blake and daughter Brinna, who have left the nest but have not flown too far.
I thoroughly enjoy traveling to historic places and have spent time in 30 of the 50 states, all with my husband of 30+ years. I love to read just about anything and tend to judge most books by the cover. My goal each week is to cook something new from my cookbook and recipe collection and continue to live by the saying "If you like it, it will work... that's the only rule."