Philosophy of Education
Education and relationships have the power to change.
In education since 1984
1st grade teacher, Sacred Heart School, Dodge City, Kansas, 1984-1990
Education Coordinator, Dodge City Head Start, 1990-1995
3rd grade teacher, Montezuma Elementary School, 1995-2004
Education Consultant, Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, 2004-2012
4th grade teacher, Montezuma Elementary School, 2012-2014
Director, South Gray Community Learning Center, 2014-present
Saint Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City - Bachelor of Science in Education
Licensed Elementary K-9, ESL K-12, English Language Arts 5-8, Mathematics 7-9, Social Studies 7-9
A marriage of 33 years, two children, and a long and varied career in education.
Spending time with family and friends, reading, photography, crafts, yoga, walking, Kansas State University Wildcats, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals!
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Books: So many to choose from, but Jodi Picoult is my favorite author
Favorite Movie: Grease, Rush Hour (all of them!), August Rush, The Truman Show
Favorite Foods: ice cream, tacos, steak, pizza, cinnamon rolls
Favorite Quote: "What I do today is important because I'm exchanging a day of my life to do it."
Some Favorite Songs: Too Much Time on My Hands - STYX, Up on the Roof - James Taylor, You Needed Me - Anne Murray, Hello Again - Neil Diamond
Born in 1961 to hard-working parents.
Raised on a farm north of Windthorst, Kansas.
Graduated from Spearville High School in 1979.
Graduated from Saint Mary of the Plains College in 1983.
Married my college sweetheart, Mark, in July of 1983. Son, Eric, born in 1985.
Daughter, Audrey, born in 1991.
Time then flew......
Have welcomed both a daughter-in-law, Molly, and a son-in-law, Evan, into our family.
Living the dream.