Degrees and Certifications:
Hello, and welcome to first grade at East Elementary! I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I know we will have a fun and exciting learning experience together! I hold a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed in Instructional Leadership, both from Drury University. I began my teaching career in 2013, but this is my first year in the Waynesville district. I have taught both first and fourth grade, and while I love each grade level, I truly enjoy watching reading growth explode during first grade.
I am married to my best friend John, who works for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Bailee, Tanner, and Carter are our sweet kiddos, and they all have very big personalities. They keep us very busy with sports, hobbies, and school activities. Our family loves to spend time outdoors boating, camping, fishing, riding horses, and being active. We also love to watch Chief’s football!
I am dedicated to partnering with you to provide your child a quality education. I feel that communication between home and school is so important, and I look forward to hearing from you throughout the year. The quickest and easiest way to reach me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for entrusting your child to me. Go Tigers!