Hometown: Mandan, ND
Education: I am a St. Joseph Graduate, class of 1982. I attended Moorhead State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
Teaching⁄Work Experience: I began teaching in the fall of 1992 in New Salem, ND where I taught sixth grade. It was a one year position due to an increase in the 6th grade enrollment. I then taught a combination class of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in Driscoll for two years. That brought me to St. Joe’s where I began teaching 5th grade. After four years I moved into the Kindergarten room when our daughter was born. I taught Kindergarten for 11 years and then had the chance to move to Third Grade. I hope to stay in this position for many years to come.
Family: My husband’s name is Dale and we have 2 children, Leslie and Gavin. They both attended and graduated from St. Joseph School.
Interests: I play volleyball, read, sing, try to exercise, and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love to bake and I enjoy scrapbooking, but never seem to have time to do it.
Favorite Web Sites: There are too many to mention! I use the computer a lot in school and would be lost without it!
Why do you like teaching Saint Joseph School: I really appreciate the family atmosphere of the entire school and the closeness the teachers share. I like the ability to teach the Catholic faith and learn as well. We have terrific parental support and interest in their children. We also have very strong morals and values that makes teaching an enjoyable thing to do. It’s fun and very busy!