I'm excited to be your child's teacher this year. After 30+ years of teaching it's still exciting to think about the first days of school. I love teaching because of the wonderful enthusiasm of the children, their boundless curiosity, and eagerness to learn about the world! On a personal note, I graduated from UMD with degrees in Speech Pathology and Elementary Education with an emphasis on Reading. My passions include reading across all genres and anything to do with science, nature, and travel. I love living near beautiful Lake Superior, walking the Lakewalk and our family time at a cabin on Lake Pokegama. I look forward to a wonderful school year starting with meeting each of you at Open House!