KINDERGARTEN LEGOS & LITERATURE TEACHER
SPANISH TEACHER (GRADES 2-3)
WRITING TEACHER (GRADES 2-5)
I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a Specialization in Spanish while at Iowa State University. I also obtained my Reading endorsement. My previous experience includes teaching preschool, kindergarten, 4th grade, and junior high Spanish, and serving as a tutor for home bound students with long-term illness. This year marks my 7th year with the WDM HSAP program. I LOVE my job!
I have been married to my husband, Ryan since 2001. We have two children, Reed (7th) and Kate (6th) who attend school in Van Meter.
I enjoy being with my family and friends, being outdoors, traveling & exploring, staying active, reading and watching movies.
WHY I LOVE TEACHING I am passionate about children, teaching, learning, and literacy. Inspiring students to feel confident and excited about their learning really motivates me.