I was born and raised in Liberal. I attended McKinley Elementary, West Junior High and Liberal High School. I received my bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University. I received my Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from Fort Hays State University and my ESL endorsement and Building Leadership certificate from Newman University. I have been working in the district since 1996. I have taught early childhood special education at Lincoln Elementary and Washington Elementary. I taught third grade at Garfield. I have been an assistant principal since 2009. This is my second year as the principal of Washington Elementary. My husband John is an area seed manager for Crop Production Services. We have three children. We enjoy watching Jacob, Joel and Jensen play sports and participate in activities. My goal is to create a learning environment where all children can be successful.