Liberal, Kansas has been home since 1988. My husband, Mike, and I moved to Liberal and continued our careers in banking and teaching. We have two children, Jamie and Caleb. Scott City, Kansas was home for the first 18 years of my life. In 1980, I graduated from SCHS and attended Kansas State University for the next 5 years.
I graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education followed by my master's degree in Special Education in 1985. I also received an ESOL endorsement from Newman University.
My first job was teaching in a K-2 Behavior Disorders classroom at Eisenhower Elementary in Junction City. 1n 1988, we moved to Liberal where I continued teaching BD kids at McDermott and McKinley for 6 years. After that I taught 3rd grade and 5th grade for 15 years at McDermott, McKinley, and Cottonwood respectively. Currently, I am the Instructional Coach at West Middle School.