I’m so happy to be part of Capitol View’s 3rd grade team! I began teaching with DMPS in 1999 at Willard School, then Madison before finding my home here at Capitol View. My own education trail was Willard, Hiatt, and then a proud alumni of East High School. I attend Central College in Pella with a BA in Elementary Education. I am a mom to three boys. My older two are both in college, and my youngest is still in elementary school. I love working with students and watching them grow and learn. One interesting fact is that my current classroom looks out onto the street I grew up on!
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Following graduation, I began my career as an Elementary Teacher. While teaching, I continued my education and earned a master’s degree in Education. As a professional, I have earned endorsements in Reading, Reading Specialist, Special Education and English as a Second Language. I have been a proud member of the Capitol View team since 2014.
“If you teach a child to read you have done your job. If you teach a child to love to read, you have changed their life forever.”