Years at OCCS: This is my second year teaching at OCCS.
Educational Background: I graduated from Iowa State University in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education. I have endorsements in Reading, Social Studies, and Middle School Education. I also have Masters of Education in Effective Teaching and Instructional Leadership from Buena Vista University.
Professional Experience: After graduating from Iowa State University, I taught at Gehlen Catholic. My first job was in Transitional Kinderagarten, where I taught in that grade level for a year. I then moved to 5th and 6th grade. I taught at Gehlen Catholic for 7 years before moving to Orange City Christian.
Family: My husband, Shawn and I live in Orange City. We have four boys, Jacob, Caleb, Andrew, Jonathan, and another boy on the way. Our family loves fishing together and being outdoors.
Faith Statement: "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8