I began teaching in 1984 and have been a teacher leader ever since. My attitude towards teaching and learning is contagious. My classroom is alive with active learning so much so that I can often be mistaken for one of my students during the activities. I have worked to develop integrated, hands-on curricula in science, social studies, and language arts for my classroom as well as for the district. I have written and received numerous grants that have allowed the expansion of science, social studies, and language arts. My commitment to my students and the profession has allowed me to become an outstanding teacher leader.
I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and received my Master's in Elementary Education from Indiana-Purdue University. I have a Science Specialist degree from The University of Alabama, and I also have a Master's Degree in Administration from Butler University. Learning is important to me and it never ends!