This will be my 20th year with DMPS, my 16th year at Greenwood teaching third grade. My first four years in the district, I taught kindergarten at Edmunds. My very first year of teaching was in a small farm town in the middle of California teaching in a kindergarten/first grade combination classroom.
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and my masters from Viterbo University. I have 3 children: Olivia, freshman at Valley Southwoods, and twin boys Devan and Damon, 4th grade at Clive Elementary. My husband Cory is a fitness trainer at Fitness World West. In my spare time, Cory and I are busy attending our children’s sporting, school, and church events, going to Iowa Hawkeye football games, and just hanging out together with our families.
Welcome to 3rd grade! I am excited to be part of the Greenwood family. This is my 15th year of teaching, I have taught preschool through 3rd grade. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Iowa State University, and a Masters Degree from Drake University in Teacher Leadership. My endorsements are in special education and reading.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Rich, reading, going to yoga and the beach. I have two grown children, Seth is married to Jacy and they have three children, Skyelynn (7), Aldo (4), and Luna 9 months. My daughter Ayla is in graduate school at Drake University, she is pursuing Masters Degrees in School Counseling and Mental Health.
I value partnerships with our parents and welcome you to contact me!