I am a graduate of Central College with a major in elementary education and an emphasis in reading disabilities. My teaching career began in 1991 with Pella Community Schools. I have a passion for teaching students how to read and to become lifelong readers. My hobbies include flower gardening, kayaking, and reading. My husband, Mark, and I have two grown children and enjoy spending time with our grandchildren. I can usually be found laughing with friends and family, and enjoying life.