Welcome to Upper Hartford Elementary, 4th Grade, and the Ray classroom family. I value the relationships I make with students and families. I strive to meet both academic and emotional needs to help students be comfortable and successful. I am eager to support students in building a passion for learning and reading. I will work to provide a learning environment that is safe for students to take risks, learn from mistakes, and set personal goals. I love to celebrate student growth and learn with my students.
I am proud to be a parent and educator in the Carlisle Community School District. This is my 19th year in education. I taught kindergarten and was a school counselor at Carlisle Elementary. This is my fourth year as a fourth grade teacher at Hartford. I know the high impact a classroom teacher has on a child's education and I am excited for the opportunity.
When I am not teaching, I am probably at a ballfield or in a gymnasium. My husband and I reside in the Carlisle community and enjoy watching and coaching our kids' sporting events and activities, cheering on the UNI Panthers and Wildcats, being outdoors camping and boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.