I graduated from Central College in 1985 with majors in English and Communications/Theatre. After substitute teaching in Pella, Knoxville, and Monroe for three years, I began my journey as an eighth grade English teacher in the fall of 1988. I received my master’s degree from Drake University in 1995.
My husband Doug and I have lived on a farm near Robert’s Creek Lake for many years. We raise cows, horses, and the assorted farm critter. Our three children are all graduates of Pella High School and are all involved in educational fields.