Schooling for an educator: South Dakota State University, Early Childhood Education Degree serving children Birth-3rd Grade with a Kindergarten Endorsment; K-8 Reading Endorsement through Morningside College.
Location/years of professional experience: Two years at Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars (Preschool teacher, library teacher, and 1st grade teacher). Starting my second year with MOC-Floyd Valley serving as the Title I reading teacher for OCCS and Spalding Catholic.
Personal/family information, hobbies, interests: My husband's name is Nick, and he works at Cooperative Credit Company in Sioux Center along with farming with his dad. We have two daughters, Nora (2 years old) and Blaire (9 months old). We live on a farm about 4 miles outside of Granville and attend St. Mary's Catholic church in Alton. We love spending time outside, especially on the lake/ in Okoboji during the summer! I love spending time with family, and my favorite time of the year is the holiday season!
Faith statement or favorite verse: Psalms 118:24 For this is the day the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. BECAUSE everything happens for a reason, and it is all in the Lord's hands!