Degrees and Certifications:
I am so excited to start my 4th year in 5th grade here at Glacier Ridge! I have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University with a concentration in Math. I have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. I have been in the district since 2009, before landing my own classroom I was a substitute teacher in the district. I spent 3 years doing long-term leaves in 4th grade, 5th grade, Health and co-taught 2nd-grade dual language.
I have lived in Crystal Lake my whole life and attended Husmann, North Middle School (now Bernotas) and Crystal Lake Central. In April 2014 I bought my first house near downtown Crystal Lake. I adopted my puppy, Ruby, from Helping Paws. She is now 4 years old and has kept me very busy, she loves going on walks. My parents still live in Crystal Lake and my younger brother lives and works in Bloomington, IL. Besides teaching, I love to go shopping, taking day trips to the city to see different musicals and spending time with friends and family.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.