I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. I am in the process of studying for my Reading Certificate for children Pre- K through 6th grade.
I was an elementary education teacher for ten years. I have also been an Early Childhood teacher for 4 and 5 year olds and a kindergarten teacher. I started working at Kids Junction in June 2008. I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was eight years old. I love working with kids and seeing them learn and grow.
I was born and raised in Australia and moved to Wisconsin in 2002. My husband and I have been married since 2003. I enjoy reading, crochet, photography and bird watching. We have an Australian Terrier called Cobber who loves to sit outside when it’s snowing.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education degree, with a math emphasis, from Trinity University, Deerfield, IL. I have a Mast of Arts in Elementary Education from Viterbi University, LaCrosse, WI.
I have educated elementary aged students for 25 years. I have been at Kids Junction since February 2015.
I am the daughter of grocers, a teacher, and a U.S. Postal Mail Carrier. I am the granddaughter of farmers and a mortician. I am the great-granddaughter of immigrant german farmers and craftsmen. I am the sister of two brothers and two sisters. I have two brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law. I am the aunt of 8 nephews and 5 nieces. I have 3 nephews and 6 nieces by marriage. I have 9 great-nephews and seven great nieces. I have one great-nephew and one great-niece by marriage. I have one great-great nephew (and another due any day), and one great-great niece I have one hundred plus cousins, many uncles and aunts. I am deeply grateful for and throughly enjoy family!
I graduated in may 2016 from North Central university in Minneapolis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and minor in Biblical Studies. I am licensed to teach all subjects K-6 in the state of MN, and working toward the same for the state of Wisconsin.
Around 12 & 13 years old, I started babysitting and working in children’s church. While in college, I continued on working in Sunday School, but also started working at a center called MetroKids in downtown Minneapolis, where I came to love early childhood education.
In my free time, I love to paint, work on DIY projects, read, be outside and spend time with my family and friends.