About your teacher

About me:

My husband, Matt, and I live near Parkersburg and have two beautiful daughters!  Emma was born in 2012 and Andie was born in 2015.  We also have two very spoiled black lab “hybrids” named Clio and Bear and have had multiple barn cats that are all named after first ladies. 

I have been teaching at W-SR since the 2006-07 school year.

My birthday is August 25.

Hobbies: hiking, scuba diving,  camping, and other outdoor activities; reading, home improvement projects, watching movies, searching for antique treasures, and traveling when we can afford it!  (I've been to 13 countries and about 35 states!)


I graduated summa cum laude from Wartburg College in 2006 with majors in history, American history education, and world history education, as well as a minor in leadership studies. 

I received my middle school endorsement from Viterbo University in 2007.

I received my MA in education from Viterbo University in 2008.

I am originally from Spring Valley, Minnesota, and graduated from Kingsland High School in 2002.

Past and Present Involvement at W-SR:

Assistant high school mock trial coach

Junior high mock trial coach

Parent volunteer coordinator and clerk of start for middle school track meets

Junior High Building Leadership Team

Bench worker at junior high basketball games

Line judge for varsity volleyball  and middle school volleyball ref

Community Involvement:

I am a charter member and the junior vice-president of the Northeast Iowa Marine Corps League Auxiliary.

I am a certified divemaster and a member of the Iowa Underwater Search and Rescue team.

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