I am from Oakland, Illinois. I grew up there and spent my elementary, jr. high, and high school career there. I graduated in 2009. After high school I attended Lake Land College where I played basketball. I got my associates degree there and then finished my college education at Eastern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. This is my third year teaching, 2 years which have been here at Villa Grove. I taught 1st grade last year and now I am at the 4th grade level. I have loved every bit of being in this district and I hope to continue for many more years here!
On the side of teaching, I also am an assistant basketball coach for the jr. high girls and the high school girls. I have always enjoyed playing basketball, and now I am getting to enjoy still being a part of the sport on the coaching side. I'm looking forward to having great seasons at both levels.
Some extra fun facts about me:
I have a Morkie that I got this past summer named, Buddy. I'm a little biased, but he is SO cute and I absolutely love him!
I spend my spare time on weekends cheering on my brother at his college football games. Having 3 brothers (2 older and 1 younger) I have always spent a lot of time watching them play sports. This is the youngest brother's last year at the college level so I'm trying to soak up as much as I can before he is done!
I had my oldest brother as a teacher for Chemistry II and Physics my senior year of high school.
My favorite soft drink is Dr. Pepper.
I'm a huge sweets lover. As I'm getting older and my metabolism is starting to slow down I'm wishing I was a huge salad lover... :)
I have 4 nieces whom I absolutely LOVE spending time with. Having grown up with all boys around me, it is nice to have a bunch of little girls around to spoil now!
My birthday is August 24th.