Educational Preparation: I attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for 11/2 years. I then attended Chadron State College where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Math.
I began my teaching career in 1982 in the Hemingford school system. I taught a split class of 3rd-4th grade. I taught for 7 years before taking some time off to raise my sons. I came back into the Hemingford system in 1999 where I taught 2nd grade for three years. I then moved to the Middle School where I am currently teaching 6th grade and 5th grade Social Studies.
My biggest goal for my students in 6th grade is to prepare them for Junior High and High School. I want to give them the knowledge and social skills that will allow them to be productive in the upper grades, as well as prepare them for life in general. I would like for my students to leave Middle School with a love for learning and a drive to become better learners.
"Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.