Grade/Subject at what school: Second Grade, Carey Ridge Elementary
Number of years teaching: 13
Background/Schooling: Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University – master’s degree
Why did you become a teacher? I loved my third grade teacher, Mrs. Debby Davis. I was fortunate to be a classroom helper for her during high school, and a cadet teacher my senior year. She made me feel as if I had been teaching since I was 15!
What goals do you have for your students? I want every one of my students to know first that he or she is valued and loved. I want my students to be confident in their own learning and develop an “I can” attitude.
What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? I encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s education. Play the games and activities that are sent home weekly and read together.
What is your favorite movie? White Christmas
Who is your favorite musician or band? Third Day, Hillsong and Casting Crowns.
What’s something your students might not know about you? I love to sing! I sang at Purdue University, and I currently sing with our Praise Team at Sheridan Six Points Wesleyan Church.