About the teacher

    I graduated from Tripp High School in 1985.  Then I attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. I earned a degree in Elementary Education and  and a minor in Early Childhood. I then taught at Bonesteel-Fairfax School District for 10 years. I was one of the Title 1 teachers for 5 years and I taught Kindergarten for 5 years. In 2001, I came to Tri-Valley School District and taught Title 1 for a year., Title 1 and EBB for a year and taught 6th grade for a year, and currently I am teaching 2nd grade.

    I grew up on a farm between Avon and Tripp, SD.  I have 3 sisters. My parents still live there. I am married and have no children yet.  Hector (my husband) and I reside in Sioux Falls. My husband is an interpreter and also an artist and illustrator. He has illustrated 3 books--Umpire in a Skirt-The Amanda Clement Story, Saving up Smiles for a Rainy Day and 150 Urban Legends.  Hector also painted watercolor Falls Park pictures.  Some of the things I like to do is: take walks, garden, travel and visit with family, and so many other things.  I collect unique dolls especially the ones from other countries.