Evansville has been my home for the past six years. I grew up and resided in the western suburbs of Chicago all my life until the summer of 2013 when my family and I moved to Evansville so my husband could assume new responsibilities with Berry Global. My husband, Dave, and I have been married for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. Shelby graduated from Purdue University with degree in nutrition/dietetics in 2018. Nicholas will be a senior at the University of Alabama studying mechanical engineering and Emily will be a junior studying nursing at Ball State University. Our family also has a chocolate lab, Mocha, who loves to swim in our backyard pond.
I graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1990 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a focus in language arts and social sciences. In 1996 I graduated from National Louis University with a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade over the course of my career. I am looking forward to my 14th year of teaching at Scott School.
I want my students to be actively involved in learning, to become thinkers. This means group work and hands-on activities are a major part of my classroom. Students must transfer skills from one subject to another in order to answer higher-level thinking questions. I'm setting my goals high. I know they will be successful!
The happenings and upcoming events in our classroom will be communicated through a weekly "Ask Me About" page. This newsletter is meant to be used as a conversation starter between you and your child. ASK them to tell you more about what they are learning in 5th grade!