What I love about teaching is seeing the enthusiasm and excitement young children have about learning. I love watching students’ faces in those light bulb moments and listening to their laughter as they explore the world and build friendships. In my classroom we strive to build community. We read, we write, we color. We play, we sing. We learn. We make friends and discover life.
I began teaching in the Hartland/Lakeside School District in the fall of 1992. I’ve taught at Hartland South and Hartland North. I taught 5 years of 3rd grade and the majority of my experience has been in kindergarten. I am guided in my teaching by my strong commitment to provide a positive learning environment where the student’s natural love for life and learning are encouraged and nurtured in order for them to become lifelong learners. Children are truly inspirational reminders of what is most important in life. My husband and I have two daughters and two small dogs. I enjoy taking walks with my dogs and spending time with my family.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 1991 from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood-Grade 6. I received my masters degree in Teaching and Learning from Carroll University in 2009. I have been trained as a Reading Recovery Advocate, trained in Orton Gillingham and trained in the first course of Add+VantageMR (Math Recovery)
The Hartland/Lakeside School District has offered me many educational opportunities in order to further my professional growth as a lifelong learner. I am excited to be a part of a district that is always moving forward and striving for academic excellence. Working in the district has been a very rewarding experience.