Evansville has been my home for the past four 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 25 years and we have three wonderful children. Shelby will be a senior studying nutrition/dietetics at Purdue University. Nicholas will be a sophomore at the University of Alabama studying mechanical engineering and Emily will be a freshman 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 12th year of teaching at Scott School.
Sports have always been an important part of my life. Growing up I played soccer, volleyball, and softball. I have coached high school volleyball and soccer and enjoyed successful seasons. I have watched Michael Jordan play for the Bulls, the White Sox win the 2005 World Series, the Blackhawks win THREE Stanley Cups and the Bears lose to the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.
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