I am very excited about teaching fifth grade this year. I have spent six years teaching fourth grade and it's time for me to graduate to the next grade. I am thrilled to be joining to TK school community after working in Wayland for eight years. My family has already lived in this community for four years.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University with a major in English language arts and an emphasis on elementary education. I received my professional teaching certificate in 2016. Since then I have continued taking various classes through the ISDs and within the professional community. Most recently I have been increasing my knowledge about building trauma-informed classrooms.
On a personal level, I have been happily married for nine years. My husband, Mike, and I have two boys, Logan who is five and Brody, who is four. We also have two furbabies: our dog Tater, and our cat, Dash. We are very close to both of our families, spending much of our free time with them. Other activities we enjoy are hiking, biking, skiing, traveling and simply enjoying the outdoors. We are avid sports fans, supporting our Detroit Lions in particular, as well as the Michigan Wolverines.