Fort Hays State University 2015
Baker University 2006
Emporia State University 1993
Cowley County Community College 1991
Arkansas City High School 1989
PreK-12 Library Media Certification
Master of Arts in Education
Bachelor of Science in Education K-9
Kansas Teacher of the Year for Augusta, 2006
Member of Kansas Exemplary Educators Network since 2006
Member of KANAAE (Kansas Asociation of American Educators) since 2018
I have been the librarian at Lincoln Elementary since 2014 after having taught in the classroom for 20 years at a variety of grade levels.
I began my teaching career 1994 in Emporia, Kansas. I taught 4th grade and 7th grade math and science for 3 years in Emporia before moving to Mulvane, Kansas where I taught 3rd grade for 3 years. I also taught 2nd grade for 8 years and 5th grade for 6 years here at Lincoln before moving into the librarian position in 2014.
My husband Jason and I have been married since 1993. As recent empty nesters we enjoy camping and traveling whenever we have the chance. We have 2 grown boys who both went through the Augusta school system. Jacob, my oldest, graduated from Kansas State University in May, 2018 with a degree in civil engineering. He is currently attending graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin to get his master’s degree in structural engineering, and he is working for an engineering firm in Austin. Joseph, my youngest, is in his third year as an electrician apprentice through Independent Electrician Contractors in Austin, Texas, and he also works for a company in Austin. We are spending a lot of time on the road driving to Austin to visit our boys!
As a librarian it’s no surprise I LOVE to read! I’m always reading or looking for my next great read.