• I teach because I love kids and I love learning.  

    I have spent the last 35 years learning about kids, raising my own kids and teaching kids. I attended college at Kansas State University and Oklahoma Panhandle State University. In fact, I finished up student teaching and I gave birth to my oldest son in the same week. I have worked in the Sanger, Slidell and Ponder school districts, as well as, in Elkhart, Kansas. The classes I have taught are PPCD, PreK, Kindergarten and Special Education Resource (Kindergarten-5th Grade). 

    I have gained a wealth of experience with my own 4 kids. They have all had different interests and learning styles. Taylor is my oldest son. He lives in Augusta, Montana with his wife, Megan. They have blessed me with my grandsons, Stryker and Asher. My only daughter, Alyssa, is a nurse and college student. She is my sunshine and is married to her sweetheart, Josh. They live in Justin. Trey has also migrated to the beautiful Montana. He attended Montana Bible College and works in the Bozeman area. Zeke is "the baby" but no longer a baby. He graduated Ponder High School last Spring and is attending NCTC. He has a zest & excitement for life like none other.  

    I married my high school sweetheart in June 2010. Bruce is a horseshoer with a variety of other things that keep him busy outside. Bruce graduated from Kansas State University and loves Wildcat Football & Basketball. He is also an avid Ponder Athletics fan of basketball!

    I like to spend time with family, reading, fishing and going camping. Since I am a grandma, I plan to spend as much time as a can in Montana. I also have a lot of chickens which I have acquired to help ease the "empty nest." I am not a chocolate lover....I believe chips & salsa will fix anything!!!

    I am super excited about teaching 1st Grade this year. I love teaching! There are never two days that are the same. I love the challenge of reaching each child in my classroom and helping them to attain their maximum potential. I love learning and want my students to leave my class with a yearning for lifelong learning.