4th Grade Teacher
1988 West Fork High School at West Fork, Akansas
1992 University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas
2017 Emporia State University at Emporia, Kansas
Bachelor’s of Science Dual Degree Elementary Education & Mildly Handicap Education
Master’s of Science Special Education with a Gifted Emphasis
Kansas State Board of Education Licenses:
Learning Disabilities K-12
Mentally Retarded K-12
2019 USD 402 3-5 Science of Reading Workshop
2019 USD 402 Social Studies Unit Development
2019 Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference
2019 Project Lead the Way Science Curriculum Training
2017 & 2016 The Kansas Association for Gifted Talented & Creative Annual Conference
I have taught at USD 402 for 12 years. In 2007 I began teaching in Augusta Public Schools at Ewalt Elementary as a 3rd grade teacher for seven years before deciding to accept the Gifted Facilitator position and pursue my Master’s in Special Education for 5 years in the Augusta district. In 2019 I had the opportunity to return to Ewalt as a 4th grade teacher.
Prior to working at Augusta Public Schools, I taught nine years in various Special Educaiton classroom setttings. My teaching career starting in 1992 at Oakdale Jr. High in Rogers, Arkansas as a self-contained Special Education Teacher. My husband and I relocated to Kansas in 1993. I accepted a position at Valley Center Jr. High as an Interrelated Teacher within an inclusion setting with the Sedgwick County Interlocal Cooperative. After purchasing property outside of Augusta, I accepted an Interrelated position with the Butler County Special Education Cooperative working as an Interrelated Teacher within a resource room at Rose Hill Middle School. I was offered a self-contained Special Education position with Bluestem Middle School and then transferred to Bluestem High School as the resource room teacher. After my two children arrived, I chose to stay home with them for six years.
My husband and I met in college at the University of Arkansas and married the week following our college graduation. We have two children who attended Augusta Public Schools beginning in Kindergarten at Ewalt Elementary. They recently graduated from Augusta High School and are now attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We live on a small farm outside of Augusta. Our pets consist of a herd of cattle, a dog, a cat and a horse.
I enjoy gardening, sewing, golfing and baking cookies. When I’m not teaching I’m either visiting my children in Oklahoma or working on our farm with my husband.