Why did you want to become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I love working with kids and I believe passionately in the value of having an education. Knowledge is a fabulous present of freedom to choose, opportunities to experience, and something you can never lose or have taken away from you.
What is it like to work at Morgridge Academy?
Teaching at Morgridge Academy is like my very first teaching experience which was, to me, the perfect teaching/learning environment. I absolutely love the small classes, the personal attention, daily P.E. and fine arts, the library, the computer technology, the facility itself, the students, their families, and our staff! Wow!
Where did you to school and when?
I went to college at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
I also attended Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL, and earned a Master's degree in childhood behavior disorders.
I attended the University of Phoenix Colorado to become an education administrator.
How did you find Morgridge Academy?
I knew about Morgridge Academy because I had two students who went here and then transferred to my public school. I had a few conferences with Morgridge Academy staff and felt like it was a quality program. A few years ago I felt the need to return to an educational environment like the very first one I started teaching in and began looking on the Internet at Morgridge Academy or Children's Hospital. Luckily, I had the opportunity to come here!
What do you do in your spare time?
When I'm not at school, I love reading, cooking, gardening, camping and hockey! If I didn't teach, I would be a librarian or a pediatrician.
What is your education and work history?
I have taught and done counseling in both public and private schools in Illinois and Colorado.