Degrees and Certifications:
I was born and raised in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education.
My teaching experience is in 4th grade, a K-1 multiage, 2nd grade, 1st grade from 2003-2014, and Kindergarten from 2014 to now! So you may be wondering why I moved all the way down here to Texas?! It all basically comes down to the fact that I had the opportunity to travel after college and I picked Texas! I’ve been teaching for NEISD since 2003.
I have an older brother who lives in Madison, Wisconsin. My older sister used to teach in the twin cities in Minnesota. My mom and dad are still “back home” in Rochester, Minnesota and my mom is a retired teacher! It runs in the family!
When I am not at school, I’m on my daily swim, bike, or run. I compete in Ironman triathlons and I’m an addicted ultra-marathoner. I love traveling and taking road trips. I’ve been to Europe four times and to many of the states here in America.
7:23 First Bell
7:30 – 7:45 Morning Business/Announcements/Lunch Count
7:45 – 8:00 Circle Time
8:00 – 9:30 Language Arts (Guided Reading/ Daily 5)
9:30 – 9:40 1st Recess
9:45 – 10:20 Writing/Writing Workshop
10:20 – 10:55 Science/Social Studies
11:00 – 11:15 2nd Recess
11:20 – 11:27 Restroom/Wash Hands
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 Math
1:05 – 1:55 Specials
Monday & Wednesday: PE
2:00 – 2:15 Math Intervention/Math Tools
2:15 – 2-30 Teacher Read A Loud
2:30 – 2:45 End of Day Procedures
*Library Day: Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:15
*Computer Lab: Wednesday