I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Education and an emphasis in English. Previous to college, I attended Blue Valley High School, the original. I feel like I have received some of the best educational opportunities in the state, and that I am very prepared for teaching in the 21st Century.
I believe in our students. I aim to address the “why do I need to know this?" question that student ask. I also believe that every student needs a champion. It is my goal that every student will be ready for whatever road life takes them down when they leave me. I believe that they can make a difference when they work hard.
Every student needs a champion. I am a champion for every student.
I have been employed as an educator at Anderson County High School since 2013. I currently teach Honors English 10, English 10, and English 365.
I also sponsor National Honors Society.
I am the IPS Head Coordinator at ACHS and am the Senior Advisor.
I have always been passionate about helping others, especially helping youth discover their worth.
I started my teaching career at Junction City High School. I taught Sophomore English and Pre-AP English. Prior to that, I worked in Kansas City, Kansas with an organization called Young Women on the Move (YWOM). I attribute my love of teaching to this organization, where I helped middle and high school-aged students stay out of gangs, and learn to make healthy decisions for themselves and others.
My husband, Matthew, and I reside in Garnett. He teaches at St. Rose (Garnett) and coaches football and baseball here at the high school. We have three daughters, and one turtle, Leo, who stays in the classroom with me.
My favorite thing to do is be with my family. We have no microwave, television, or internet. When I go home I regularly engage with my family, which I tease about being a novelty to my students today. I enjoy learning new and interesting things. I love learning and strive to be better at everything I do.
I love to teach. It is my true passion. I also enjoy reading and writing. I also love talking with students and watching them in their extracurriculars.