I grew up on a farm near Spearville, KS and graduated from Spearville High School in 1985.
I attended Barton County Community College from 1985-87.While there, I also played basketball for the Barton County Lady Cougars!
In 1990, I earned a B.S. in Business Education from Friends University, Wichita, KS. While there, I also played basketball for the Friends University Lady Falcons.
For 3 years, from 1990-1993, I taught Business courses at Wichita Southeast High School. In the fall of 1993 I moved to Dighton, KS.
I am starting my 29th year of teaching(2018-19)
I am also the District Website Administrator.
I have 6 beautiful children: Hannah is 23 and graduated summa cum laude, from Fort Hays State University December 2015, with a degree in Animal Science; she is a grad student at K-State getting her Master’s in Ruminant Nutrition and will graduate with a Master’s in Animal Science next year;Benjamin and Leslie, twins,22; graduated summa cum laude, from Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Spring 2016. Benjamin is currently at Pittsburg State pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Leslie is attending Ottawa University, a senior this year and majoring in Elementary Education and student teaching this Fall in Ottawa, KS, Jordan, 20, is attending University of Missouri at Columbia, MO, majoring in Athletic Training and is on the Mizzou Track and Field Team, and I have two fifth graders, Carlie and Lani, 10 who have a strong interest in horses, softball, jigsaw puzzles, and our family dog Ozzy.
In my spare time I like to play piano.