Home Town: I grew up in Hebron, Nebraska as the youngest of a large family (16 to be exact). I then lived in Lincoln for ten years before moving to Tecumseh for 8 years. However, my family moved to the Roca/Hickman area in 2007.
Degrees: Bachelor of Journalism from UNL in Broadcast Journalism; Bachelor of Science in English/Language Arts from Peru State College. Master's through UNK with an emphasis on Secondary English.
Favorite thing about teaching: Working with youth and helping them discover their gifts, interacting with other educators to meet the needs of all students, facing the challenge of working in a complex career, and being a role model of a lifelong learner
Family: Husband, William; Sons: Pierce (Class of 2014) and Owen (Class of 2016).
Hobbies/Interest Areas: When I am not busy planning, grading, or attending a family function I enjoy reading, going to plays, taking photographs, and playing on the computer. I also participate in a number of road races in the area and have run several half-marathons and even a few full ones. I did the Boston Marathon in 2014, and it was an experience of a lifetime.