I graduated from Alma College with a B.A. in Physical Education and Sociology. I then attended Central Michigan University and received an M.A. in Educational Administration along with endorsements in elementary and middle school. I was first hired in 1999 at the Hubbardston Elementary School as a fourth grade teacher. That placement lasted six years, with the last year being a fourth/fifth grade split. After the closing of Hubbardston Elementary, I then moved to Carson City-Crystal Elementary as a fifth grade teacher for the next six years. My present job, as a fifth grade teacher, finds me at the Carson City-Crystal Upper Elementary School teaching science and language arts.