I began my education at Moorhead State University and finished at Mankato State University. My licensure areas include Elementary Education and Middle School Language Arts.  Since completing my undergraduate work I have gone on to complete the necessary graduate work to become a Reading Specialist. 
           This is my fourth year of teaching. I worked both as a first grade teacher and reading intervention teacher in the Mankato area and am very excited to begin my second year working with the K-M Komets!
             My goal is to give students the tools they need to become lifelong readers and learners. I don't believe there is one specific way to meet the needs of students, as no two students are alike! I work to meet students where they are at, offer encouragement, and build lifelong skills and strategies that they are able to apply to get the most out of reading. It's going to be a great year!