Welcome to First Grade!  This is my 27th year of teaching. In addition to first grade, I have taught Kdg (10 yrs) and 4th grade (1 yr). 
    I  have also been the director of the Title I reading program and a Reading Recovery Teacher. I am a proud graduate of Hanover Central High School and am married to the boy who sat behind me in Spanish class. We have two children, Kelsey (23) who recently received her Bachelor's Degree in AgriBusiness/Animal Sciences from Purdue University-West Lafayette and Kyle (20) who graduated from Vincennes University this spring and is an Agricultural Diesel Tech for John Deere. We are also the proud parents of an Australian Shepherd named Penny and a tortoise-shell calico kitty named Georgia. I can't forget my perfect grand-puppy, Paisley and grand-kitty, Marceline.h
    I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember and love to come to school every day. I hope to instill that same love in my students. I love to read, write poems & songs, sing and work in my garden. My favorite thing to do is laugh.
    It is my sincere wish that my students will not only remember what they learned but the fun we had and the love I have for them.