Hometown: I grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri, "Where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended". I attended high school at Mid-Buchanan in Faucett, and graduated in 1980 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a B.S. Education-Business degree. Basketball, showing horses, 4-H, high school rodeo and student council president duties occupied most of my time in school. I paid my way through college on a rodeo scholarship, winning a national college title my senior year in the goat tying event as a member of Mizzou's rodeo team.
Teaching Experience: In 1987, I started teaching at Garnett High School, which became Anderson County High School in 1992, and I have never left! Our shorthand and typing classes were replaced by VE-2 funded business programs, which are now Career Cluster Pathways for Business Finance, Business Entrepreneurship and Management and Audio/Visual Communications. I am presently the business department chair, supervise the work study program and coordinate our eight vocational departments.
Also am the FBLA sponsor----another great group of students!!!
Interests: Horses, horses, horses. Either riding, roping, or ranch work, my family revolves around horses. My son, Cole, competes in the PRCA and is a three time qualifier to the Prairie Circuit Finals in tiedown roping, competed in the All American Finals, Waco, TX, and the American Qualifier in Fort Worth. My husband, Wade, shoes horses, is a rancher and a crop adjuster for NAU. He has qualified for the Great Lakes and Prairie Circuit Finals in steer wrestling as well as the IPRA Finals.