Welcome! This is my 14th year of teaching and my 3rd year at CMS. During the 2020-21 school year, I will be teaching 6th and 7th grade English Language Arts (ELA). I will also be serving as the 6th-8th grade ELA Content Team Lead and as a new teacher mentor. I am a three-time Drake University graduate with a bachelor's degree in Insurance & Management, a master's degree in Business Administration, and a master's degree in Education. I hold endorsements in Reading, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Gifted & Talented. Currently, I am working on my Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Drake. 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. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and kayaking. My husband, Kevin, and I live in Carlisle. We have 6 children, who range in age from 28 to 10. They are all graduates of, or are currently students in, the Carlisle School District. We are so proud to call Carlisle our home. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that arise throughout this school year. Go Cats!