I am a Des Moines girl at heart going through Samuelson, Meredith, and Hoover High Schools. I went on to graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in Elementary Education. Currently I am a second grade teacher, however I have taught grades 1-5 all here at Oak Park! I came to Oak Park in 1994 after teaching 2nd grade at King Elementary for three years. So to break it down, I have been at 2 schools, teaching 5 grade levels, under 7 principals, educating over 600 students! I live in Ankeny with my two daughters, Rachel and Danielle, also our dogs Patches, Emmy, Jasmine, and Bella. I completely enjoying working with anything musical or artistic which is why I love working with the students to perform our musicals.