I was born in Princeton, Illinois, but I've spent most of my life in Idaho.
I attended elementary school in Hayden Lake, Idaho.
I graduated from Sandpoint High School in the mid 90's and went to college at the University of Idaho, in Moscow.
The summer after I graduated from college I married my high school sweetheart, Thoren Teel. That fall I taught College Algebra at the University of Idaho, but they didn't need me for the Spring semester, so I started writing a book.
The next fall I started teaching at Jerome High School, in Southern Idaho, where I taught mostly Geometry and Algebra 2.
After 12 long years, we decided to move back to North Idaho to be closer to family (and mountains and trees and water:)
I took a year off from teaching to finish my book, which still hasn't been published.
For 4 years I taught Geometry and Math Applications at Lakeland High School, in Rathdrum, Idaho.
This year will be my 6th teaching Algebra 2 for Lakeland and my 5th year teaching Statistics/Probability. However it will be my 3rd year teaching AP Statistics.
Also, this will be my 7th year teaching Technical math, a class aligned to the NIC technical math courses.
This is my 1st year teaching Psychology.
The 2018-2019 school year is my 18th year teaching and my 10th year at Lakeland High School.