I am thrilled to be working with students in my 11th year at Hillside! I grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota, graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Political Science. I worked in the retail and transportation industries, living in Minnesota, Nebraska, and Virginia. While volunteering in my children's classrooms, I discovered my passion is helping students find their strengths and to use those strengths as keys to unlock the doors to reading, writing, and math. I pursued and received a Master's Degree in Special Education K-12 from George Mason University.
I live in Ashburn with my husband, Paul, two children, Derek and Kelsie and our pet turtle, Xavier. My little slice of paradise is on Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexendria, Minnesota. I passionately cheer for the Minnesota Twins and Vikings! I enjoy reading and cooking. I believe learning is a life-long journey. It is my goal to instill a love of learning in students. I look forward to a wonderful year, filled with growth and fun!
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