Hello! I am very excited to be your child's 5th Grade Teacher at Freedom Elementary this year. This will be my twenty-first year teaching elementary students. I began my educational career teaching 2nd grade at East Elementary here in Waynesville. I taught Gifted Education for seven years in the Iberia and Camdenton School Districts. I am thrilled to be home in the Waynesville School District!
I live in Waynesville with my husband, Jason, who teaches the alternative program and coaches High School Boys and Girls Soccer at School of the Osage, and my two sons, Logan and Garrett. Both of my children enjoy playing soccer, and I love being a "Soccer Mom." My oldest son, Logan, is a graduate of WHS, and is currently working in sales and marketing in Kansas City. My youngest son, Garrett, is a Senior at School of the Osage. I also have a Toy Aussie named Rue, Boston Terrier named Otis, a Heinz 57 named Atlas, and a calico cat named Reggie.
When I am not watching Garrett play soccer, or helping my husband coach one of our many youth soccer teams or running our indoor soccer facility, I enjoy running. I have run several 5Ks and one 10K over the past few years. I am hoping to work my way up to a Half-Marathon by the spring! I also enjoy reading and riding horses.
I am looking forward to this school year and working with you and your student!