Degrees and Certifications:
I started my story of teaching here at HBMS in January of 2000. I have taught all subject areas in 6th grade but my LOVE is Math! This is my 20th year here at Hannah Beardsley MS. I was born and raised in Wisconsin outside of Milwaukee -yes I am GREEN AND GOLD forever- GO PACK GO! I moved to CL and started 7th grade at Bernotas MS (back in the day it was North Junior High). Crystal Lake Central was my home for HS where I played basketball as a center. My true love since age 5 is the sport of bowling. I went to Eastern Illinois University to not only gain my degree but bowl with scholarship for the EIU Women's Team. We traveled near and far to compete against colleges from around the United States. After my first few years of teaching, I went back to school to earn my Masters in Teaching Middle School Math Grades 6-8 from Walden University.
I live local with my husband (Mr. Huffman is also here at HBMS), our 8th grade twins (Ben and Sydney), two turtles and a fish. In my free time I love to do all types of crafts (Hobby Lobby is a weakness!), gardening, baking/cake decorating, helping out at our church and spending time with family. I coach volleyball in the fall, score home events for HBMS sports, run our Bowling Club at HBMS and am a team coordinator for our Badger team.
I look forward to a fun filled year of learning where we will work hard to play hard! Together we are a team of learners and I look forward to learning from each of my students while building a strong foundation in math! Welcome to 6th grade!!