I grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. I spent my first two years of college at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. I then transferred to Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota where I graduated magna cum laude in History, English and Education. My post-graduate courses have included classroom management, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, teaching the gifted child, reading disabilities, theater and biology. I have been fortunate to have been accepted into several National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars studying immigration, the national Constitution, the Underground Railroad, the eastern textile mills, the Hudson River, the Minnesota Iron Range and Fort Snelling. The seminars have taken me to universities and sites in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Minnesota where I have been fortunate to work with leading historians, writers, and other passionate and enthusiastic teachers from around the country.
My first teaching job was in first grade in St James, MN. I also taught various grades in both Mountain Lake and Winona, MN. I have taught at Loyola Catholic School since the 2000-2001 school year.
I’ve been married to my husband, Preston, since 1977. He was ordained a deacon in the Catholic church in August 2009 after six years of preparation. We are blessed with three wonderful children, a granddaughter, and a grandson.
Loyola Catholic School, Good Counsel Campus
145 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Joseph Addison ~
"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life." ~William Osler
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