5th grade literacy/social studies teacher
College of the Ozarks Pt. Lookout, MO
Southwest Baptist University Bolivor, MO
Associate of Arts 1991
Bachelor of Science 1993
Master's of Education 2001
National Board Certified Teacher 2006
National Board Certified Teacher renewal 2015
Pre-AP English training
C.L.A.S.S. literacy program
I started teaching at Alpena in 1997 as a 4th grade teacher. I moved to 5th grade in 1998 and I currently teach 5th grade literacy and social studies.
I taught Kindergarten at Bergman Elementary prior to coming to Alpena. I also completed extensive substitute teaching in 6th grade at Bergman prior to my being hired to teach Kindergarten.
I have 3 grown children and they have blessed me with 8 grandchildren! :) Unfortunately, none of my grandchildren live close enough to attend Alpena Elementary, but I get to see them often! :)
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family most of all! I also love to read and listen to audio books. I put out a small garden every year and I enjoy watching the birds visit my many bird feeders all year long :) Making crafts with my family is also a hobby of mine, especially for the holidays!