I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I graduated from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia in 1992. I love learning and am always excited to challenge myself to learn and grow as a teacher. I am continually studying what’s new in early childhood education and what resources I can use in my classroom to benefit my students.
I have worked at Kids Junction since 2008. During this time, I have been teaching four year old kindergarten. I taught elementary education in Australia for over ten years. I have always enjoyed teaching and have taught people of all ages. I decided to be a teacher when I was only eight years old. I love working with young children and instilling in them a life-long passion for learning.
I was born and raised in Australia. I moved to the United States to marry my amazing husband in 2002. I enjoy cooking, reading, crocheting, and outdoor photography. I love arts and crafts and have been known to spend way too much time on Pinterest. I am the proud mother of a sassy fur child, an Australian Terrier called Cobber.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Whitewater with a Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade certification and an Urban Education Certification for Elementary through High School. I also have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I have been an Early Childhood teacher since 1994. I have taught Kindergarten in Milwaukee and Kindergarten at Chavez Elementary school in Madison. These combined experiences have contributed to my success in the early childhood field. I have the incredible opportunity to work with almost everyone here at Kids Junction. This experience has allowed me to contribute and grow with the school.
I have a wonderful family. My son, daughter, husband and I enjoy many outdoor activities together. I also enjoy cooking, reading, sports and traveling.
I received my degree in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education from Evangel University in 2013. After spending another year in Missouri, my husband and I moved to Madison, where I received my Wisconsin teaching license in 2016, certified to teach children birth to age 12.
I have worked with children in various settings since I was 17 years old, including summer camps and after school programs. I was a kindergarten aide/long-term substitute, special education aide at West Middleton Elementary, and a lead teacher at another day care center prior to starting at Kids Junction.
I have been married to my husband for six years and have a sweet, vibrant son. In my spare time, I love to watch Wisconsin sports, bake, run, make frequent trips to Target, and spend time with my family.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a math emphasis from Trinity University, Deerfield, IL. I have a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI.
I have educated elementary aged students for over 25 years. I have taught at Kids Junction since 2015.
I am the daughter of a teacher (my mom) and a U.S. Postal Mail Carrier (my dad), who were also grocers. I am the granddaughter of farmers and a mortician. I am the great-granddaughter of German immigrant who were farmers and craftsmen. I am the sister of two brothers and two sisters. I have two brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law. I am the aunt of 8 nephews and 5 nieces. I have 3 nephews and 6 nieces by marriage. I have 9 great-nephews and seven great-nieces. I have 1 great-nephew and 2 great-nieces by marriage. I have 2 great-great nephews and 1 great-great niece. I have one hundred plus cousins, have (still living) two aunts and two uncles from many. I am deeply thankful for, blessed by, and thoroughly enjoy family!