I am originally from Grinnell. I attended Central College where I played volleyball and competed in the heptathlon for the track team. I began my teaching career in Newton where I taught various grades and levels of special education. I have been teaching in the Pella School District since the 2019-2020 school year. My husband, Blaine, is a math teacher at the middle school and coaches football and basketball at the high school. We have two children, Brady and Brynn, and a Black Lab named Wilson. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family.