Hello! I was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. I attended IU and received a management degree. After working in property management for a few years, I realized that wasn't my career calling. I returned to IU for a graduate degree in Elementary Education. I did my student teaching at Orchard Park, taught my first year at IPS in first grade, then excitedly returned to Orchard Park teaching first grade. I then looped up to second grade where I have been for the last sixteen years. My husband, David, works in the advertising industry. We have two children--Jackson who is in seventh grade, and Lily who is in sixth. Also, we have several pets--two dogs, a barn cat, a horse, a pony, and three chickens.