Brief Bio: I am originally from Crown Point, Indiana which is 40 minutes east of Chicago, and I graduated from Indiana University and did my graduate work at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
Experience: I taught English in Nashville, TN for four years before I moved to Louisiana. When I moved to Madisonville, I received a job teaching English I Honors at Northshore High School in Slidell where I taught for three years, two of which I also taught English I Gifted. I decided to transfer to MHS, and after seven years, I continue to be thrilled that I made that decision. MHS is a wonderful school with a great faculty and administration, and I feel blessed to be a part of it.
Class Mission: My main goal is to always help my students advance in life. Academically, this means to help them improve their critical thinking and writing skills. However, I try to help my students understand that these skills go beyond an ELA classroom; speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills are used in every part of their academic and professional life which is why it is a focus in my classroom.