Degrees and Certifications:
I have taught at Chelsea Heights School for 16 years! I am a graduate of the University of St. Thomas. My teaching career started in Crookston, MN where I taught 2nd & 1st grades. I lived in Crookston for 3 years. I moved back to the Roseville area and taught 1st grade at St. Rose of Lima School for 8 yrs. I also was a licensed home Daycare Provider for 10 years while home with our 4 children. This was a fun way to keep working with children and be able to be a stay at home mom!! However, I kept my teaching license current, knowing I would return to teaching one day! I have taken many courses through Hamline University and also obtained a PrePrimary Teaching Certificate from the College of St. Catherine - now I am licensed to teach PrePrimary through Grade 6. I subbed in Roseville and St. Paul Schools before teaching Kindergarten at Chelsea Heights and also had the opportunity to work for the University of Minnesota on the Reading First Program - which was a very interesting position.
My favorite things to do are cook, bake and spend time outside! I enjoy working in our yard and gardens! And of course, especially enjoy spending time with my family!
My husband and I live in Roseville and we have 4 children. We also have a dog and a cat! Our oldest daughter, Maggie, is a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, St. Paul - working in Environmental Science. Patrick is a graduate of the University of River Falls, Wisconsin - he is an artist working in Fine Arts and Pottery. Johanna is currently looking into Art Therapy careers and Jack is living his dream of the outdoors! He works in Alaska as a fishing guide in the Summer and pursueing a degree in DNR here in Minnesota during the Winter months. It has been so fun to watch our children grow into adults!
Chelsea Heights School is a wonderful community of teachers and learners and parents. It is exciting to be part of such a welcoming and hard working group of educators! Every child can learn but you have to appreciate the fact that every child learns differently. Patience and laughter is an important part of teaching! Every day these little Kindergarten children bring me laughter and happiness!