I have had the privilege of teaching at White River for over five years now. I began as a Title I Instructional Assistant, assisting struggling readers in grades K-3. Later, I completed a long-term teaching assignment in a second grade classroom prior to becoming a third grade teacher. Prior to moving to Noblesville, I lived and taught in Terre Haute, Indiana. I was at Ouabache Elementary School where I taught first grade for two years and third grade for eight years. I truly enjoy working with children of all ages.
In addition to teaching, I am a mother of three grown children and a grandmother of five grandchildren. Both of my sons are in the military. My oldest son, Abram, is a captain in the Army and is currently stationed in the State of Washington. He is married to his wife, Shannon and together they have two children, ages 5 and 3. Micah is a medic in the Special Forces and is currently in Texas undergoing training to become a physician's assistant. His wife, Erin, is also in the Army and is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They have two children ages 4 and 2. They are expecting their third child in April. My daughter, Krista and her four-year old daughter currently live in Terre Haute. Krista is a corrections officer at the Community Corrections facility.
When I am not busy in the classroom, I enjoy entertaining friends and family. I have recently gotten involved in dance fusion classes at Curvy Girls in downtown Noblesville. I also like to cook, clean, play games, go to movies, walk, read, and create handmade greeting cards. I also like to travel and have been fortunate enough to visit Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, and portions of the Caribbean. I also lived in Germany for three years when I was much younger. However, my travels will probably be limited to Washington and North Carolina for the next few years so that I can enjoy my grandchildren.
I am enjoying the school year and my current students. I enjoy their enthusiasm, their desire to please, as well as their bright smiles and warm hugs. I am looking forward to helping them be successful this year and I welcome your participation and input. I want to work together to make this one of the best school years ever!