The 2017-2018 school year will mark my eleventh year at Kingsland.  For the first three years in the KPS schools, I was the elementary music teacher, and I also held positions in the special education and Title I department.  I taught kindergarten and multi-age intermediate subjects in other schools before Kingsland.  I am VERY excited to be teaching first grade again! 
 
I received my teaching degree from Winona State University in 2005.  In 2008, I returned to school and participated in a Rochester cohort through Hamline University.  In April 2010, I graduated from Hamline with a Master of Arts in Education degree.  Currently, I am attending the Saint Mary's University graduate program with my fellow colleagues to receive a K-12 reading license.  

As an educator, I believe that it is important to set professional goals for yourself to remain accountable for your students, their families, and the community.  Each day I strive to learn, build, question, and connect.  For further description of these goals, please click the link Professional Goals.
 
Again, I feel very fortunate to return to Kingsland to teach with the other staff in our elementary building.  I am proud to be a part of our wonderful school community!     
 

Professional Goals