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.
My husband, Chris, and I have three children: Abby, John, and Kate.
I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family riding bikes, swimming and gardening. My husband and I enjoy scuba diving on the island of Bonaire. I also enjoy Hawkeye football and I LOVE the CUBS!
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.