Hometown: Sidney, MT
Education: Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, Professional Teacher's License and Credential in School Counseling
Teaching⁄Work Experience: Over twenty years working with youth and families counseling. Worked for Bismarck Public Schools substituting as a school counselor. Interned as a school counselor at Wachter Middle School, Myhre Elementary School, and Century High School. Teach for NDSU Extension Services parenting education courses for daycares and parents on child development.
Family: Have two daughters ages 13 and 11 who attend school in Bismarck. Have lived in the Bismarck/Mandan area for 19 years.
Interests: Wrote and self-published a children's self-help book called "I'm Scared to Fly" about a child afraid to fly in an airplane. Enjoy volunteering for my daughter's activities, church, rummage sales. I really enjoy anything that has to do with the water.
Favorite Web Sites: I don't spend much time online. If I do go online, it's to research something I'm unfamiliar with which is a lot!
Why do you like working at Saint Joseph School: I like the faith aspect at St. Joe's. I adore working with children. They're my favorite population because they're honest, can read the character of others, and are open. They learn through playing which of course is fun!