I am a licensed middle and high school science teacher, health teacher, and special education teacher. I earned a degree in biology education with a minor in health education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. After graduating from UWRF I taught science and health for two years. After having my first child I was a substitute teacher. I later began my master’s program in special education online through Graceland University in Lamoni, IA. I have since taught special education for nine years and am very excited to combine that experience to help every student reach their highest potential in science and health.
In addition to teaching I am a Parent Peer Specialist. I advocate for and support parents who have a child with mental health and/or substance use challenges. I am an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family and being outside. I have a husband, Chris, three boys Sam age 16, Jack age 13, and Tyler age 11, and a girl, Megan, who is 11. The boys all play hockey as well as other sports including Lacrosse, trap shooting, and baseball. Megan does gymnastics, cheerleading, and girl scouts.