Hello! I am a proud alum of College Wood Elementary, Carmel Junior High, and Carmel High School. I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from St. Paul, Minnesota, and my Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University. My husband, Shad, and I have been married 13 years and have been blessed with three beautiful children, Zeke (10), Keeley (9), and MacKenzie (5). Most of my "free time" activities involve time with my family playing, reading, pretending, cooking, creating...and picking up. We enjoy spending time outdoors doing ANYTHING, usually involving a bike ride, hike, or "adventure" of some sort. Music, movies, and family game nights (with popcorn, of course) also top our list of "things we love to do!" This is my 21st year teaching at College Wood. I have always loved learning new things and consider myself very blessed to be able to teach in the community where I grew up, with the best colleagues, students, and families ever! I am very excited to work with your children each day and strive to create a classroom where together we ask, wonder, express, nurture, and LEARN...It's going to be a ROCKIN' year!!