I graduated High School from Fountain Colorado. I attended Otero Jr. College in La Junta Colorado. I graduated from Adams State College in Alamosa Colorado.
I received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Otero Jr. College. I received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Adams State with a minor in Music Ed.
I have attended numerous trainings and workshops through the years that have impacted both my teaching style and relationships to a positive degree.
As far as special classes, I have taught 5-12th band and music, art, and special reading and math to elementary students who needed assistance. My regular classrooms range from preschool through 5th grade. The students are the ones who have kept me in education for this length of time. Not only have they learned from me, but I have learned from them. Over the years I have had some amazing administrators, co-teachers, classroom aides, not to mention custodians, secretaries, and lunch staff.
My first teaching job was in the San Luis Valley Alamosa Colorado. From there I went back to Fountain Colorado where I graduated high school and taught everything from Kindergarten to Secong grade. I then moved to Rolla Kansas and taught Fifth grade, Art, and Preschool over the next eight years. I am excited to be a part of the Liberal School system. Special thanks to Melinda Cline and Lana Evans for letting me join the amazing Liberal school family.
I have been married a "long" time this August. We have 2 adult children who are in part time ministry. Our daughter is married and she and her husband are both in part time ministry as well as having regular jobs. Our son is working on his physical therapy degree.
Right now our pets are our children. We have horses, dogs, and outside cats. I am definitely a dog lover. All of them have been rescued from the pound or on their way to the pound.
One of my favorite ways to spend my time is watching my own kids participate in their various activities. Even though they are adults I still feel the same. Horses and rodeo are one of my many passions. Family is my priority and I visit every chance I get. God has blessed me with this amazing job and with many other situations/people throughout life. I like to share His goodness and truth when I get a chance.