Welcome to my classroom! I am excited to join the CMS staff after 11 years of teaching in the Norwalk School District. During the 2018-19 school year, I will be teaching 6th grade ELA, 6th grade Advanced ELA, 7th grade Social Studies, and 8th grade ELA. I will also be serving as the 6-8 ELA Content Team Lead. I am a three-time Drake University graduate with a Bachelors in Insurance & Management, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Masters in Education. I hold endorsements in Reading, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Gifted & Talented. I was named the 2016 Living History Farms Teacher of the Year and the 2018 Iowa Council for the Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year. Additionally, I serve on the Social Studies Leadership Team for the Iowa Department of Education. My husband, Kevin, and I live in Carlisle. All 6 of our children have graduated from, or are current students in, the Carlisle School District. We are so proud to call this our home. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions that you may have this school year.