I am in my eighth year of teaching. I began my teaching career in 2001 at Benton Community as the Assistant Vocal Music Director, teaching 7-12 vocal music. In 2005, I joined the Western Dubuque family as the vocal music director.
I am originally from Fulton, Illinois and attended the University of Iowa. I graduated from Iowa in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Performance. In 2005, I returned to my Hawkeye family to obtain a Master's Degree in School Counseling, which I'm still working on.
I love the outdoors and enjoy kayaking and climbing/rappelling with my fiance. I am turning in my single status to officially become Mrs. Tipple when I marry Tim on July 5. We will reside in Dubuque with our cat, Cassidy and golden retriever, Jack.