25 Years of Teaching Experience in Kansas! From 2013-present, I have taught K-8 Gifted for Haysville (HWMS and Oatville Elementary.) Prior to that, from2004 - 2013 I taught 5th grade at Rose Hill Intermediate. From 2000 - 2004, I was in the 8th grade language arts classroom at Rose Hill Middle School, In Derby, 1991-2000 was spent teaching both 7th Gr. LA-Reading and Gifted at Derby Middle School. My first year of teaching was from 1990-91. I was the K-12 Gifted Facilitator for Butler County Coop and responsible for five schools in the El Dorado and Remington School Districts.
Project Based Instruction
In 2005 I received the K-5 Master Teacher Award while teaching fifth grade at Rose Hill Intermediate School.
In 1989, I received my B.A. in Elementary Education from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Two years later, in 1991, I earned my M.Ed. in Elementary Education with Gifted Certification at Wichita State University.
I have been married since 1991 to Greg, also a lifelong teacher. I have two amazing children: TJ, a sophomore at K-State, and Haley, a Rose Hill High School senior headed to Neosho College.