My Family - My Inspiration
I was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and lived there when I was young. I spent the rest of my childhood in West DePere and graduated from West DePere High School in 1989.
When the 2016-17 school year begins, I will be entering my 23rd year of teaching.
I live in the Pulaski Community School District with my husband, Pat, who is the current Principal at Pulaski Community Middle School, my two daughters, Maddie, who will be a sophomore at Pulaski High School this fall, and Ava, who will be a 5th grader at Sunnyside, my son, Hayden, who will be a 1st grader at Sunnyside, and our three furry family members, Gus, Chester, and Bo.
My interest include spending time with my friends and family (my dogs included), walking, and gardening.
I consider my strengths to be literacy and math instruction, differentiating to meet individual student learning needs, creating a collaborative and comfortable classroom, establishing positive relationships with children, serving as a child advocate, and teaching to the heart of every child.
Classroom Phone: 822-6246
Office Phone: 822-6200
My Furry Family Members
Educational Quotes I carry with me every day:
"Within even the reluctant student there is a small part that wants desperately to learn. The strength of the desire is determined by someone's belief in him or her." ~Author Unknown
"I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or deescalated and a child is humanized or dehumanized." ~Haim Ginott