I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University. I also hold a master’s degree in reading from Olivet Nazarene University. I joined the NPD117 family in 2007. I began my career teaching fourth grade at Oak Ridge before I transitioned into the Reading Specialist position in 2010.
In my spare time, I enjoy getting to spend time with my family and friends. I also like to run and take my dog, Ginny, for walks. And of course, I love to read! My favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird, the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Game series and The Help. As a reading teacher, I hope to work with my students to develop this important skill and to nurture a love of reading.