Degrees and Certifications:
This is the start of my 11th year of teaching - it is my 8th year here at LMS. The first 7 years were in 6th grade teaching LA/SS and this will be my first year in 7th grade teaching only SS. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree and currently hold an Illinois Teaching Certificate Type 03 with endorsements in social studies, language arts, and gifted education. I recently finished my Masters of Arts and Educational Leadership with a principal endorsement.
When I’m not at school, my husband Matt and I are very busy keeping up with our three children! Alex is starting his freshman year at Bucknell University and keeps us busy traveling around and watching his basketball games. Madeline is starting her junior year and McKenna is starting her sophomore year both at CLC. Both girls are very involved with volleyball, both at their schools and traveling around with their club teams at Sky High.
I believe that all students should have an opportunity to learn in a safe and caring environment. Middle school is a big change from elementary school for these students and it is important for them to foster independence and take on the responsibilities of following the lion law- be responsible, be respectful, and be safe. I am excited to embark on a year-long journey with a new group of students to lead them towards success!