The thought of becoming a teacher wasn’t until I volunteered in a former teacher’s classroom. With this experience, I realized I wanted to be part of the effort to empower young individuals to make a difference in this world through education. In an effort to make that happen, I left the corporate world and pursued the idea of becoming a teacher. With that in mind, I jumped in with both feet at Edgewood College earning my teaching degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English as a Second Language. After earning my degree, I was offered a 5th grade teaching position in Lodi. A few years later, I decided to take on the challenge of getting my Masters degree in Reading from Concordia University while starting a family and developing a new school- OSC.
My husband and I live out in the country with our four young children. We have many exciting adventures living on a farmette with our dog LaLa, cats, horses, a goat, and chickens. We love playing outside, getting our hands dirty in our garden, counting our daily egg collection, and on a hot sunny summer day taking a swim! Our life comes with a variety of projects that lovingly keeps us on our toes! I am fortunate to be surrounded by a large wonderful family that has supported my aspirations and goals with teaching and pushing the boundaries of education.
Naturally, with the combination of family support and collaborating with hardworking dedicated coworkers that I feel very fortunate to be apart of the creation of the Ouisconsing School of Collaboration. Everyday brings something new to learn, explore, and experience with young minds. I’m grateful to join students on their learning adventure as they tackle each project that allows them to understand real world problems, create possible solutions to make a positive difference, and feel empowered by their learning. Everyday at OSC is a day full of possibilities!