SCIENCE TEACHER (GRADES K-12)
I attended Drake University to receive my B.S. in Biology and Secondary Education. Then I went on to attend Iowa State University to receive my M.S. in Science Education.
I taught middle school science and high school biology for the Des Moines Public Schools for 10 years. When our oldest daughter was born, I was able to stay home and continued substitute teaching part-time. I began teaching for the HSAP program in 2014.
Mom to Abby (senior), John (sophomore), Kate (8th grader) and Wrigley (our 2 year old Golden Retriever).
I enjoy traveling, spending time with extended family, riding bikes, going on walks and working in my yard. I love watching my kids do what they love...competitive swim team, baseball, golf, volleyball and show choir. Fall is my favorite time of the year with the beautiful weather, colors all around and Hawkeye football!
WHY I LOVE TEACHING
I love sharing my love of science and nature with kids! Their curiosity and questions keep me learning new things every day.