I was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, also known as Cereal City, USA. I attended college at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After earning my degree in Elementary Education, I moved to North Carolina in 2004 to work at the best school in Wake County, Willow Springs Elementary. My son, Kaden, and I live in Fuquay-Varina, and we really enjoy being a part of such a wonderful community. In my spare time, I enjoy being active outdoors, spending time with family & friends, reading, and yoga. This is my 15th year teaching 5th grade at Willow Springs, and I continue to love each and every day of my job. Each year I learn from my students and parents, and they help me become a better educator. I look forward to a wonderful school year!