Bachelor’s Degree (Psychology) from University of Iowa: 2007
Master’s Degree (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Anderson University: 2013
Educational Specialist (Culturally Responsive Leadership and Instruction) from Drake University: 2018
International Baccalaureate Training:
Category I: Making the PYP Happen
Category II: The Exhibition
I have been teaching full time since 2014 and I have been at Walnut Street School since 2015.
I got married in 2016 and have two beautiful step children and a baby that was born in August 2017. I love being with my family and spending time with my dogs. We live on the south side and love to go out to eat and get out and about in our community. I have had many wonderful opportunities to travel the world, although I do not get the opportunity as often as I would like to anymore. My favorite parts about traveling are the people and the food. When I have down time, I enjoy napping, reading and watching the occasional movie. I am so happy to be part of the Walnut Street family. Everyday I get the opportunity to laugh and genuinely enjoy the little people I am surrounded by. I also enjoy watching those little light bulbs light up when my students have learned something new.
Hoover High School (Des Moines, Iowa) Graduated 2001
Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) Graduated 2006
Bachelors of Science in Sociology
Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa) Graduated 2009
Masters of Arts in Elementary Education
Endorsements in K-8 Reading; Early Childhood
I have been teaching since 2010 (Moulton, Capital View, 1 year in Kofu, Japan and Walnut Street)
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends watching movies, playing card games and just enjoying each other’s company. I enjoy cuddling with my dog Norman and reading a good book. I love fall and STEELERS FOOTBALL!