• If I taught in the 1950's... If I taught in the 1960's...   
    Do you like my pictures? Sorry, but I had to do it.  Although I did not teach in the 1950s or 1960s, I am teaching for my sixteenth year.  I can honestly say I have taught in three decades.  I think that is pretty neat to think about.
    In all seriousness, I love coming to work at East each day and teaching seventh grade students the skills of language arts.  After living and working in Illinois all of my life, I was lucky to have found Wayzata East in 2009 to continue my teaching career. 
    I obtained my English degree from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, while also playing basketball for four years.  I then completed my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois.
    My hobbies include reading, sports (Go Illini, STL Cards, and Bears), and relaxing with family and friends.  I happily live in Blaine with my family.  We are very blessed to have met such friendly and gracious people and to have made life-long friends.