Degrees and Certifications:
Carthage College Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education Core Subjects Certificate Special Education Generalist ages 5-21 Certificate
I was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and raised on cheese, pizza, and brats. I graduated from Carthage College in 2014; a small campus located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes away from the home I grew up in. After graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education, I decided it was time to leave my hometown for the moutains of Colorado. While in Colorado I began my teaching career as a Special Education Para Professional. I then taught 1st grade before landing in 4th grade where I taught for four years. After five years in the suburbs of Denver, my husband accepted a position with UTSA (Birds up!). We then packed up our lives for a move to sunny San Antonio. I always knew that I wanted to work in Special Education and I was fortunate enough to land here at Jackson-Keller with an opportunity to do just that. The rest is, as they say, "history!"
In my freetime, you can find me wandering the aisles at the local garden stores, or at home cooking up a storm or playing with my dogs - Pluto and Murphy.
Fun fact: I have traveled to 12 countries! I am grateful to have experienced spending three weeks in South Africa and going on an African safari. I also spent two weeks traveling around the South Pacific. While in the South Pacific I was able to experience all that Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji had to offer!
Here's to a great year!