I moved to Des Moines after high school from my previous home town of Wellsburg, Iowa where I attended AGWSR high school. In high school I participated in football, wrestling, track and baseball. After high school I played 4 years of football at Grand View University where I played safety and linebacker. In my free time I coach football, wrestling and track and hang out with friends and family.
2011-2015 Grand View University (BA secondary education with focus in 6th-12th American and world history)
2015-2016- Special Education associate at Samuelson Elementary (Des Moines)
2016-present- 7th grade Global Studies at Hoyt Middle School (Des Moines)
I have a daughter who keeps me energized. We love to play sports, watch movies, visit Adventureland, the park, the zoo and the list goes on. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa so I am a Panther fan, but I am also a big Cyclones fan. I love social studies and my goal every year is to help students see just how interesting and important it can be!
I have been teaching Social Studies at Hoyt since 2013. I love the families and the kids that I get to work with at this school.
B.S. in Social Science Education 5-12 University of Northern Iowa
Hoyt Middle School 2013- : 7th grade Global Studies, 8th grade Civics, Debate Coach, Equity Facilitator, 7th grade Team Leader, SLT Member, Culture and Climate Team Member.
This is my second year at Hoyt Middle School. This year, I work in the special education program teaching math. I love to spend my free time reading, scrapbooking, crafting, gardening, equine activities, and family fun. Many weekends are spent with my daughter at horse shows.
B.S. in K-8 Education- Buena Vista College
Certification in Coaching
M.S. Special Educational – Drake University
Creative Country Day School 1974 – 1975 Pre-School ages 3 and 4.
Westchester Schools 1975 – 1976 Elementary Education Substitute Teacher
PCM Community Schools 1990 – 1993 Substitute Teacher K-12
Colfax/Mingo Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12
Newton Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12
Pleasantville Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12
Southeast Polk Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher k-12
Knoxville Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher K-12
Lynnville/Sully Community Schools 1990 – 1992 Substitute Teacher Elementary
PCM Community Schools 1993 to 2003 High School Special Education Teacher Multi Categorical Level II Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Knoxville Community Schools 2003 -2011 High School Special Education Teacher Multi Categorical Level II, Grades 9, 10, 11,and 12.
Hoyt Middle School 2011-2013: Special Education Level II Math Teacher Grade 6, 7 and 8.