“I am proud to have been a part of the Parkway community since we first opened our doors! I have been a middle school social worker in St Paul Public Schools since 1999. Prior to coming to Parkway, I worked at Murray Middle School for 12 years in a self-contained, special education program for students with severe emotional and behavioral needs. I feel blessed to get to know students outside of the classroom setting where together with family, guardians and teachers, we can work on challenges presented in class. I feel strongly schools can't educate students on our own, so I will work hard to build strong relationships with our students' families and caregivers. I particularly love working with middle school students because they make me laugh every day and their strength is amazing to watch as they encounter some of the most challenging years of their development.
I am originally from Illinois, so I tend to favor Chicago sports teams, however after living in Minnesota for so long, I suppose I can honestly say it is becoming more equal. I earned my Master of Social Work from University of Denver before moving to Minnesota and getting married. I spend my free time away from Parkway shuttling our two kids to/from sports and activities or playing with our very energetic dog. I am active in volunteering at our church and I love to spend time laughing with family and friends and taking road trips to visit family and our beautiful country.”