Degrees and Certifications:
My earliest memories of days spent in the classroom are playing and helping my parents, both (now retired) Indiana public school teachers, prepare their rooms for the new school year! Growing up, I had many influential teachers who instilled in me a love of learning and inspired me to pursue a teaching career. My formal education includes earning my B.S. in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University and my Master's Degree from Purdue University. My elementary teaching career began with 2 years of experience in Illinois, followed by 7 years teaching in the Duneland School Corporation in Indiana before our family relocated to Hamilton County. Over the course of my career, I have taught 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and preschool aged children. I am thrilled to join the Noble Crossing staff this year and am extremely excited to be teaching first grade!
My family includes my husband, my 4-year-old daughter, my 1-year-old son, and two cats. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy reading, taking walks with my family, and listening to all kinds of music.