I began teaching sixth grade language arts for KMS the 07-08 school year. In the seven years I have been with this district, I have also taught seventh grade language arts, seventh grade writing, eighth grade grammar/vocabulary, sixth grade creative writing, and MTSS.
I began teaching middle school second semester 2002 at St. Patrick School in Kingman. Prior to that, I had taught Preschool CCD and had been a paraprofessional for KMS for seven years. While teaching at KMS, I have coached Battle of the Books and taught several forensic elective classes.
I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico sometime in the sixties. My father was a botanist and my mother taught special education. I have one brother who now works for the University of Kentucky. We lived in Ames, Iowa and Natchitoches, Louisiana before settling in Macomb, Illinois. I moved to Kingman, Kansas in 1983.
I was married last year in Johnson City, Texas. My husband Mark and I have amassed five children and two granddaughters together. I now live on a farm in southern Reno County. It has been quite the culture shock (something like Green Acres) but I am learning.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, writing, and watching old movies. Lately, I have been learning about farming. I have ‘helped’ with harvest, planting, and even drove a tractor (you may not be impressed, but I certainly am). I have also learned that it either rains too much or not enough.