I am in my thirteeth year teaching on Bainbridge Island.
I am originally from South Dakota. I went to school in Minnesota; Concordia College, Moorhead, Concordia University, St. Paul. and St. Mary's University for my graduate degree. I worked in early childhood education in the Minneapolis area. I left Minneapolis a few years to teach in other countries. I taught preschool in Lahore, Pakistan for one year and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia, Africa for two years. I worked with teachers in Namibia.
I have lived on the island for fourteen years. My husband is an islander. We enjoy boating, kayaking, walking on the beach, and watching 80's movies.
I have spent time this summer learning about the latest reading research and looking into best practices for our elemenary emerging readers.
I will working with a variety of students at Blakely, Ordway, and other schools in the district. I have a son named Elliot and a 4 year old cat named Bali.