I have been teaching for 10 years. 7 years in first grade and 1 year in kindergarten, and 1 year in a 1/2 grade combination class, and 1 year in second grade. I will be teaching kindergarten this year! Never a dull moment!
I love being a teacher! I am always looking for new ways to make my classroom environment and teaching better. Every year is a new adventure that I can't wait to start!
While student teaching, I received an award for scoring in the top 15% of all students who had taken the Praxis II. More recently, during Teacher Appreciation Week, I was awarded for being the teacher who smiles the most! :)
I earned a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish and emphasis in Spanish and Reading from Wartburg College, IA. After moving back to WI, I added an Early Childhood Degree and an ESL Degree.
I was born and raised in Central Wisconsin. I attended Wartburg College in Iowa and completed my student teaching in Denver, Colorado. My husband and I recently moved from SE Wisconsin to NW Arkansas, where I will be teaching kindergarten this coming year!