I graduated from the Hiawatha High School in Hiawatha, Kansas in 1988. Following high school, I graduated from Washburn University with an elementary education degree. Immediately after graduation, I continued by studies at Washburn to earn my master degree in Special Education. After 22 years of teaching for the Nemaha Marshall Special Education Cooperative, I have returned to university studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and received my teaching certification for Teachers of Visual Impairments. Currently I continue to teach students in the Centralia Elementary and Junior High as well as Brown County Special Education Cooperative.
My husband Roger and I have three daughters. Our oldest attends Lindenwood University in Illinois where her husband is stationed. Our middle daughter is a Junior at the Centralia High School. Our youngest is an eighth grader at Centralia as well. When at home our two dogs and cat keep us entertained!
When I am not teaching or finishing up homework for UNL, I love to quilt, read and mess with my flower gardens.