Let me just tell you a little bit about myself. I originally grew up in Alexandria, MN. After graduation, I made a huge change and went to college at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. After 4 1/2 wonderful years there, I wanted yet again to try something new! So I moved to Arizona, lived in Phoenix and got my first teaching job ever as a first-grade teacher. It was a culture shock and a learning experience I will never forget! I taught first grade there for three years. I loved every moment but felt the itch to move again. In the summer of 2007, I got a job at Carver Elementary back in Minnesota. This is my 12th year here! I love this school and I love this job! I can't believe I have been teaching for 15 years...it is the hardest yet most rewarding job ever. I have loved every one of my students along the way.
It has been over 9 years with my dog Barnabee now...he is my little monster! He is a mini Goldendoodle (half golden retriever and half mini poodle). I will share many stories about him! In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends, shopping, movies, and music! I just sold my house so I am free to travel any and everywhere. I spent 4 1/2 weeks in Southeast Asia last summer and went on a cruise this past summer. I have family in Kentucky and Florida and am rarely home on school breaks. Someday I wish to teach internationally!
I can't wait to meet each and every one of you...please feel free to contact me anytime!