As an educator, I believe all people should strive to be lifelong learners.  I am driven to be the best teacher I can by taking advantage of professional development opportunities and higher education classes that build upon my knowledge of teaching practices. I believe that each student is unique, and as a teacher, it is my duty to ensure that every child is reaching their fullest potential in school and in life.  I strive to be a role model for children inside and outside of the classroom.  I have high expectations for my students, but I have even higher expectations for myself as a teacher.  All children are different, and it is my goal to meet the needs of all students.  I believe in educating children long term and instilling a love of learning in students.  I strive to provide skills, motivation, and knowledge to all children to become successful in school and in life. I believe that a child’s education is a partnership between school and home.  I strive to work cooperatively with my students’ families to provide my students with the best education possible.  I encourage communication between school and home.  I am pleased to be a part of the Moberly School District.  We are a winning team who works successfully to provide students with the tools to become successful in school and life.