Hello! This is my 21st year of teaching! I graduated from Western Michigan University and have a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities. I began my teaching career in Lawrence teaching Special Education and even spent two years teaching at the High School level. I then spent 11 years teaching Second Grade at Mattawan!! In between my two teaching “careers” I spent eight years as a stay-at-home-Mom. I am married and my husband and I have two daughters, Emily who attends Mattawan schools, and Anne who is attending GVSU. We have a black lab named Walter. He is a real character and he keeps us hopping! I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and running, reading, drawing, working in my gardens, and reading recipes! I love teaching and look forward to coming to work with your children each day!