My responsibilities at Pella Community Schools are in student and teacher support. I help students and teachers with research and technology use in our elementary schools. I also help with computer-based programs that are used to enhance learning and provide student assessment.
I graduated in 2004 from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State U.) in Springfield, MO. After working as a library media specialist for 4 years, job offers for my husband and I brought our family to Pella in 2008. In 2011 I received my masters in curriculum: School Library Studies from the University of Northern Iowa.
My husband, a fellow librarian, and I have four children: Chase (1999), Zoie (2006), Anni (2012) and Phoenix (2018). We enjoy reading, music, working in the yard, and visiting museums and zoos whenever possible. I am usually busy helping our girls with dance and school activities or helping with their zoo of pets (a 90 lb poodle, and mini poodle, silkie chickens, bunnies, a hamster, a parakeet, and an African side necked turtle as well as many fish).