Grade/subject at what school: Second grade, Washington Woods Elementary
Number of years teaching: 16
Background/schooling (college & high school): Anderson High School; bachelor’s degree in business, Ball State University; and elementary education teaching certification, Ball State University
Why did you become a teacher? A few years after graduating from college with a business degree, I decided I wanted something more for my career. I went back to college and earned my teaching certification at Ball State University. It was a great decision! I love helping students learn. I also enjoy the flexibility and creativity of teaching.
What goals do you have for your students? I want my students to always strive to do their best.
What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? One of the best things parents can do is share books with their children. I encourage parents to read to and with their children as much as possible.
What is your favorite movie? I like comedies.
Who is your favorite musician or band? My favorite band is Casting Crowns.
What’s something your students might not know about you? I play piano. I took years of classical piano lessons.