As a child, I loved exploring nature, playing outside for hours with my rabbit and neighborhood friends and spending quality time with my immediate and large extended family. These days I enjoy spending time outdoors working in my flower gardens, chasing golf balls on local courses, and exploring nature trails with my dogs. When I am indoors during the cold Minnesota winters, I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, doing home projects and spending time reading in my favorite chair.
I think that it is important to laugh each day. My favorite quote is “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself,” by John Dewey.
Doctorate in Critical Pedagogy, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Educational Specialist in Elementary & Secondary Administration, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Master of Education, Elementary Education and Reading, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Bachelors of Science, Elementary Education, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Principal, Orono Middle School, Long Lake, MN
Associate Principal, Orono High School, Long Lake, MN
Associate Principal, Orono Middle School, Long Lake, MN
Associate Principal, Highview Middle School, New Brighton, MN
6th Grade Dean/Assistant Principal, Fred Moore Middle School, Anoka, MN
2nd Grade Classroom Gifted Cluster teacher, Oxbow Creek Elementary, Champlin, MN
1st-6th Grade Reading, Oxbow Creek Elementary, Champlin, MN
7-8th grade Basic and Developmental Reading, Coon Rapids Junior High School, Coon Rapids, MN
8-9th grade Developmental/Enrichment Reading, Sandburg Junior High, Robbinsdale, MN
6-8th grade Reading and Language Arts, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Robbinsdale, MN
8th grade Reading and Composition, Indian Valley Middle School, Enon, OH
My love for working with middle level learners began in college when I was given the opportunity to intern as an at-risk assistant at a Middle School in Colorado. Middle School students’ curiosity, energy and love of learning make each day exciting and new. My favorite part of being a middle level administrator is having the opportunity to support and guide students and families through their middle school experience.
I look forward to getting to know your student this year, and assisting them as they grow educationally, socially and emotionally during their middle school career. Please feel free to contact me at anytime.
K-12 Principal Licensure, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Masters of Education, Bethel University, Roseville, MN
K-12 Teaching Licensure in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Bethel University, Roseville, MN
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor in Business, The University of Denver, Denver, CO
Associate Principal, Orono Middle School, Orono, MN
High School Lead Teacher, Bell Center, Coon Rapids, MN
Administrative Internship, Jackson Middle School, Champlin, MN
7th-9th Grade Special Education Teacher, Chaska Public Schools, Chaska, MN
9th-12th Grade Special Education Teacher, Andover High School, Andover, MN