I have been happily married to my husband Loren, for thirty-one years. We have been blessed with four wonderful children. Three of our children are married so we have added three more children to our family tree. We also have two sweet little granddaughters. Spending time with my family is one of my favorite things to do. All of our children live at least six hours from us so every long weekend, we get in the car and head to one of their homes.
I have been teaching for thirty-two years. It certainly doesn’t seem possible that I have been a partner in education that many years. There have been many changes in education over the years. The one thing that remains constant, is that all children are capable of learning but it is my job to find the way that children can learn. This keeps me wanting to continue my education and keep learning myself so I can pass on to my students the knowlege I have gained.
I attended Mayville State College and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. I have also taken many classes in Music Education to be qualified to teach Elementary Music. Presently I am teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in the fourth grade and then switch to K-3 Music in the afternoon. I feel like I have the best of both worlds as I love teaching Language Arts, Social Studies and Music.
I have many hobbies. It is hard for me to choose which one I enjoy the most. I love to play piano and compose songs, I enjoy reading, baking, and traveling. I also enjoy sewing, knitting, crocheting, and scrapbooking. Camping with my family is also a fun thing I enjoy doing . I LOVE shopping…..especially at second hand stores looking for treasures. Spending times with friends and family are two of my most favorite things to do.