Welcome to First Grade! This year will be a fantastic year filled wsith lots of learning, fun, and hard work. I'm looking forward to getting to know your child through the course of the school year.
Professional and Educational Background
I'm a graduate of MOC-Floyd Valley High School and received my B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern College. My Master's Degree in Library Science is from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. For five years I was an elementary library media specialist in the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas City. For seven years I supervised elementary student teachers for Northwestern College and taught several different courses in the Education Department. In 1998, I joined the staff of Orange City Elementary School teaching TK for one year, Kindergarten for five, and First Grade ever since!
Life Outside Orange City Elementary
My husband, David, and I have two sons. Andrew lives in Chicago. Matthew is a junior at Iowa State majoring in Chemical Engineering. We live in Orange City. I love reading, baking, scrapbooking, bike riding and traveling with my family.