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 with a degree in civil engineering, and then he graduated from University of Texas in Austin with his structural engineering master’s degree. He then joined the Navy and has become a comissioned officer. He’ll be attending flight school in Pensacola, Florida to become a Navy pilot. Joseph, my youngest is a journeyman electrician in Austin. We spend a lot of time on the road visiting our kids (and future granddaughter!)
As a librarian it’s no surprise I LOVE to read! I’m always reading or looking for my next great read.