Welcome to 5th Grade at Clover Ridge! I am delighted to be working with you and your child this year. This will be my 15th year teaching full-time. Prior to teaching for the Eastern Carver County Schools, I taught for eight years in the Eden Prairie School District. My undergraduate teaching degree comes from Luther College and my Master's Degree from Minnesota State, Mankato. My husband, Brian, and I have two daughters; Hannah, who is a college student and Katy, a senior at Chaska High School.The community of Chaska holds a special place in my heart as it is where we chose to live and raise our family. In our free time, we enjoy spending family time at our cabin and cheering on Chaska and Minnesota sports teams. I look forward to partnering with you this year and to a year of growth and increasing independence for your child. Please contact me by email or phone (952)556-6900. I make efforts to check email in the morning, at lunch and after school. If an urgent need arises, please contact the main office. You can also follow me on Twitter to catch a glimpse of class happenings.