Welcome! I am excited to be your 5th grade teacher! Here is a little bit about me...I can't wait to learn all about you!
I was raised in Plato, Missouri and graduated from high school there in 2002. After that, I attended Central Missouri State University (currently University of Central Missouri) and graduated with a dual bachelors degree in elementary and early childhood education in December 2006. Upon graduating, my first job was as a sixth grade paraprofessional at Freedom from January 2007-May 2007. I started my first official year of teaching in 5th grade at Freedom in August 2007. From 2008-2012 I taught 3rd grade at Freedom. For two years I was one of the Library Media Specialists at Freedom, but I missed the classroom atmosphere, so I went back to teaching 3rd grade in 2014! Last year was my first year at Partridge, teaching 5th grade, and I am excited for this journey to continue!
I married my husband, Dave, in 2008, and in 2010 we had our first child, Gunnar. He is now 7 years old and brings a whole new level of fun and excitement to our lives. Gunnar is starting 2nd grade this year in Plato. We had our second child, Carlee, in May 2015. She is such a joy and keeps us on our toes! She celebrated her third birthday this summer and is the sassiest, sweetest girl I've ever known. We live in Plato, Missouri on 25 acres and enjoy hunting, fishing, and riding our four-wheelers.