I graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, in 1986, and received my master’s in education in 1992 from Drake University. I began my teaching career working with four students at COC (in the Blue Room) in 1986. I taught at Twin Cedars Jr./Sr. High from 1989 through 1994. I started teaching at Pella Middle School in the fall of 1994.
My husband, Randy, and I have two sons, Brett, who is married to Meredith, and Tukker. I enjoy reading fictional stories as well as poetry, and spending time with family and friends.