I was born and raised in Phillipsburg, KS, which is 60 miles north of Hays. I graduated from high school in 1990 and then attended Kansas State University where I graduated with an elementary education degree, emphasis in science, math, and technology in 1994.
My first teaching job of 6 years was in Osage City where I taught 5th grade and coached volleyball and basketball while working on my masters’ degree in Instructional Design and Technology. I graduated with my masters from Emporia State University in the fall of 2000. I was given the opportunity to put my masters degree into action when I received my current position as district technology facilitator and junior high computer teacher in 2000. Since 2014-2015 school year, I am the full time district technology facilitator.
I live in Osage City with my husband, Neil, of nineteen years and our 15 year old son, Brant, who is a sophomore at Osage City and our daughter, Kiersten, who is 10 and in 4th grade.
Our family spends any free time on the lake and at Brant's football games and swim meets and Kiersten's gymnastics and sporting events. We enjoy boating at Melvern, Pomona, Perry, Grand Lakes, and the Lake of the Ozarks. Brant enjoys football, swim team, track, hunting, kneeboarding, tubing, water skiing, being outdoors. Kiersten loves basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dancing and riding her bike. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.